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Cold, cruel, confrontational: Alabama inaugurations, burdened by history

Pomp, parades, incendiary bombs and bitter cold characterize the Alabama Gubernatorial inaugurations of the last 200 years. The most famous opening speech in US history took place in 1963, when Governor George Wallace at the head of the state of Alabama stood in his microphone: "Separation now, tomorrow separation, forever separation." In this century, the inaugurations in Alabama have long …

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New US Congress Writes History with Record Number of Women's News

On Thursday, new US MPs were sworn in, and at the 116th Congress, some "firsts" were used. The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, while the Republicans held the Senate. Nancy Pelosi, who was elected Speaker of Parliament, said in an interview with USA Today that US President Donald Trump should expect a "different world" with the new …

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China makes history by landing on the far side of the Moon

Enlarge / China released this image of the lunar surface by the Chang'e-4 spacecraft. Xinhua declaring that it has opened a new chapter in lunar exploration, the China National Space Administration. According to state media, a Beijing-based control center ordered the spacecraft to start the landing procedure at 9:15 pm ET Monday (10:15 am, Tuesday, local time), from at altitude …

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Rashida Tlaib will be the first Palestinian-American woman to write history in Congress

"He talked about Donald Trump," Tlaib said in a recent interview. He factually described what her eldest son Adam told when she won her race to represent the 13th congressional district of Michigan. Tlaib becomes the first Palestinian-American woman serving in Congress to write history. She and upcoming Minnesota Democratic Republican Ilhan Omar will also be the first two Muslim …

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The fascinating history of the Periodic Table of the Elements – Quartz

The periodic table stares down from almost every chemistry lab. The merit of the creation usually goes to Dimitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist who in 1869 wrote the known elements (of which there were 63 at that time) on maps and then arranged them in columns and rows according to their chemical and physical properties. To celebrate the 150th anniversary …

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