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Pirates captured by an increasingly powerful British state were routinely executed. But what happened to the families they left behind?

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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‘Word blindness' was a recognised condition more than a century ago. But it was not until the 1970s that it began to be accepted by the medical establishment.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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A New Line in Empire

By Paul Lay

Though much of the West has withdrawn from empire, one of the world's rising powers offers the latest twist on imperialism. What is the use of it, none can conjecture,What it will carry, there is none can define,And in spite of George Curzon's superior lecture,It is clearly naught but a lunatic line.The Lunatic Line [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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On this day in 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime–almost–as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.

The robbery's mastermind was Anthony “Fats” Pino, a career criminal who recruited a group of 10 other men to stake out the depot for 18 months to figure out when it held [...]

Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Shining a Light on Darkness

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Sexual exploitation by powerful men has a long history. Will it ever end? [[{"fid":"36626","view_mode":"float_right","fields":{"format":"float_right","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Unremitting: The Rape of Lucretia, by Alessandro Varotari, 17th century.","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"Unremitting: The Rape of Lucretia, by Alessandro Varotari, 17th century."},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"alt":"Unremitting: The Rape of Lucretia, by Alessandro Varotari, 17th century.","title":"Unremitting: The Rape of Lucretia, by Alessandro Varotari, 17th century.","class":"media-element file-float-right"}}]]The revelations [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
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