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A terrible beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

It is a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized strong points in downtown Dublin, to be joined by maybe a thousand more.

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Hilarity and tragedy: The Jewish holiday of Purim 5776/2016

Purim festivities emphasize the historic struggle of a people for survival and pride, and this takeaway from the holiday can't be forgotten.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remembering Kevin Barry

On St. Patrick's Day, devoted to honoring the Irish heritage, we pause to remember Kevin Gerard Barry.

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Bacardi and the defense of Cuban sovereignty

Bacardi is a multi-national entity, not a U. S. corporation. Its headquarters are in Bermuda, a tax-free haven for corporate profits.

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Why the B-52 failed

I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article titled, "After 60 Years, B-52's Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet."

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Heirs to notorious gangster seek to be compensated by Cuba

A close examination of the books of many former U.S. enterprises in Cuba would show a whole lot of questionable activity.

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Cuba celebrates triumph of its revolution

For Cubans, January 1, 1959, marks the "triumph of the revolution." That day revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro gained state power. 

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Today in history: Morocco is the first country to recognize the U.S.

On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.

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Remembering: The Aztec calendar stone is uncovered

On December 17, 1790, 225 years ago, one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere was uncovered.

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Today in history: Saudi women protest by driving cars

Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.

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