April 2019

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Dinner With the Emperor

We crossed the globe to the tiny, remote island to sample the splendid desolation of the emperor's exile under a scornful British governor

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America's Second Revolution

With the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment approaching, a look back at the surprising history of giving women the vote

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Haunted by History

The ghosts of Nazis, French resistance fighters and concentration camp survivors still inhabit the grand building on Paris’ famed Left Bank

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Time in a Bottle

At Lost Spirits Distillery in Los Angeles, high-tech instruments accelerate the aging process of precious whiskeys and rums



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Lawn and Order

And why the epitome of the perfect house become so creepy


Conjuring History

These layered works testify to African-American history


The Myth of Fingerprints

Police today increasingly embrace DNA tests as the ultimate crime-fighting tool. They once felt the same way about fingerprinting


Creature Features

Humans have driver's licenses and fingerprints, but cows have nose-prints and zebras have "StripeCodes"


The Heart of a Rivalry

Featuring titans of Texas medicine, the race was on to develop the cutting-edge technology



Robert Reid, then the mayor of nearby Middletown, recalls the partial meltdown of the nuclear reactor more than 40 years ago

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