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UN cultural agency rejects plan to place Britain’s Stonehenge on list of heritage sites in danger

Britain's government argued ahead of the vote that efforts to mitigate the planned tunnel's effects on Stonehenge were sufficient.

This is one of the oldest games in North America. You’ve likely never heard of it

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what color jersey or what team, it’s being Choctaw.”

Earhart disappearance stirs debate in Kansas hometown panel

The odds of the image being Amelia Earhart’s twin-engine Lockheed Electra are difficult to determine, but Lloyd Romeo, project manager for Deep Sea Vision, estimates it at about 85%. “There’s certainly room for skepticism here."

Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Can’t make it to San Diego, Cape Canaveral or Houston? There are plenty of other ways to celebrate the moon landing.

Amid revisionist moment in Italy, fascist monument gets face-lift

In southern Italy, a massive mausoleum for a fascist leader is getting turned into a tourist attraction, highlighting broader efforts by the country’s far-right to normalize and even celebrate aspects of fascism.

Study on earthquakes during fall of Pompeii breaks scientific ground

Researchers found the skeletons of two men that were killed by a separate earthquake during the famous Vesuvius eruption, updating their view of Pompeii’s destruction.

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