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Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

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(Nejron Photo/Shutterstock)

Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his...

Middle East

Presidential Politics Polarizing Attitudes Towards Muslims and Islam

  WASHINGTON—After the June 12 shooting in Orlando, Florida, in a gay nightclub killing 49 people and wounding 53, one would expect that attitudes towards Muslims and the Islamic religion would harden or, at best, not improve any. The attack by …... Read More

  • Left: Actor Jesse Williams in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2015. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BFCA); Center: Actress Patricia Arquette in Beverly Hills on April 2, 2016. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GLAAD); Right: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the United Nations in New York City on April 22, 2016. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    In Most Cases, Celebrity Advocacy Is More Effective for the Celebrity Than the Cause

    Amid the gratitude expressed to God, loved ones, and an entire production team, celebrities often speak on causes close to their hearts as they accept accolades at award ceremonies... Read more

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    Underground Railroad Stop Discovered Under Pennsylvania Home

    The white, Colonial-style home in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, isn’t your average home. But it took Alexandra Poulos, 43, nearly four decades to realize that. She had always felt... Read more

  • (R-L) Robert Adams and Nkrumah Steward at Wavering Place Plantation in South Carolina. (Photo courtesy Nkrumah Steward )

    Slave Descendants and Plantation Owners Meet, 181 Years Later

    Tracing family history can annoy people, said Nkrumah Steward, “especially family members, because they don’t want to know. I just want to know the truth.” In 1835,... Read more

  • Dallas police and residents stand near the scene where five Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

    ‘America Is Weeping’: Taking Stock After 3 Days of Tragedy

    NEW YORK—Can this really be America in 2016? Three tumultuous days have brought echoes of decades past and made clear a public that elected a... Read more

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    Inside the Global Banking E-Heist

    UniTeller is a financial services company that specializes in making international money transfers, servicing a network of some 87 banks and 32,000 payment locations worldwide... Read more

  • New York's Fouth of July celebrations. (Annie Zhuo/Epoch Times)

    From Sea to Shining Sea: 4th of July Celebrations from Around the Nation

    The Fourth of July holiday is based on the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. The historic document officially established the original 13 American states... Read more

  • A view of a street in the Piedmont Park neighborhood in Apopka, Fla., on April 14, 2016. Many of the single-family homes in the neighborhood used to be owned by families, but now they're owned by companies associated with big real estate investment firms. And the occupants are tenants, not owners. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    When the Neighborhood Is Owned by Billion-Dollar Companies

    APOPKA, Florida—Many of the single-family homes in the Piedmont Park neighborhood of Apopka, Florida, used to be owned by families—the Vargases and the Townes, the... Read more

  • Jim Fullem, who was drafted into the Army in 1961, during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery in Virgina on May 28, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/U.S. Marine Corps)

    Veterans on Sacrifice and Love of Country

    On a regular basis, men, who are often in their 90s, will wake up at four or five in the morning, tired but expectant, to... Read more

  • Police block the intersection at Wycliffe and Apple Tree as they respond to a shooting in Houston on May 29, 2016. (Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Activists Troubled by Houston’s History of Police Shootings

    HOUSTON—There’s a concerning pattern in Houston that’s lasted more than a decade, activists and attorneys say: Nearly every officer-involved shooting is deemed justified by the... Read more

  • An Eastern firefly, Photinus pyralis. (Wikimedia/art farmer, CC BY-SA)

    June Weather Means Fireflies Are Showing, Lawns Are Glowing

    LINCOLN, Neb.—The glow of fireflies is nothing short of magic. It’s the joy of watching them light up in the grass, or catching them and... Read more

  • Charlie Hake, owner of We B Smokin in Jefferson City, Mo., reaches for a pack of cigarettes at his store on June 23, 2016. Hake opposes a pair of proposed Missouri ballot initiatives seeking to raise the state's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)

    New Cigarette Taxes Could Be on Ballot in Hesitant States

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—An entire generation has come of age since the last time Missouri raised its cigarette tax, from 13 cents a pack to 17... Read more

  • Edith Bolling Wilson, First Lady, December 18, 1915, to March 4,1921. (Public domain: United States Library of Congress)

    The First Woman ‘President’

    “History doesn’t repeat itself,” said Mark Twain, “but it sometimes rhymes.” Hillary Clinton, the presumptive 2016 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, stands to become... Read more

  • The East Bay Choral Union and Orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. Buddy James, director of vocal studies at Cal State East Bay, June 4, Walnut Creek, Calif. (Timothy Wahl)

    Bringing the World Closer Together With Choral Singing

    By the time California State University East Bay nailed down a permanent home in Hayward, Calif., in 1959, choral singing had become central to the... Read more

  • Black male teachers account for just 2 percent of the nation's teachers, yet teacher diversity has a positive impact on black students, particularly male. (michaeljung/Shutterstock)

    Black Male Teachers Critical, but a Rare Find in Classrooms

    Donovan Livingston, 29, can count on one hand the number of black male teachers he has had in his 24 years of formal schooling—four in total... Read more

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    Former Foster Child Regina Louise Shares Her Inspiring Story of How Love Brought Her Back From the Brink of Destruction

    SAN FRANCISCO—It wasn’t until Regina Louise was 13 years old that she felt as though somebody loved her. Abandoned by her parents, beaten by those... Read more

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    Police Officer Writes Touching Letter to His K-9 He Just Put Down

    Anyone who has ever put down their dog, knows how difficult and sad it can be. Sgt. Michael Spitaleri was heartbroken, but said he made the... Read more

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