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Thursday April 24 2014

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Breaking Bard: Shakespeare's Best Villains

Thursday, April 24, 2014

This week marks 450 years since William Shakespeare's birth. This is the 2nd article in a series to honor the historic birthday of perhaps the greatest writer in the English language: Shakespeare only wrote 37 plays, many of them comedies and histories, so I assumed it might be diffi... (Read more)


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the next four days, a Cat Café will open in New York City as a place to grab a cappuccino, pet a few of the resident felines and even adopt one of the residents... (Read more)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An 8-year-old Texas boy had been saving for months to buy the expensive PlayStation 4, but after seeing the TV news report of a devastating fire, he changed his... (Read more)

brown bear PETA rescued released from cage
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No matter what you think of PETA, this animal rescue story will warm your heart. Thanks to PETA, the Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, and the Atlanta Humane Society,... (Read more)


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    • newspaper frontpage 1918310 years ago today, the first newspaper in the United States, the New-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts (1704)
    • The Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation (1800)
    • The first reporter, William Price from the Washington Star, was assigned to cover the White House (1897)
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