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September 9, 2021 by Neely Tucker (Library of Congress) Descendants of Venture Smith gather at his gravesite in East Haddam, Connecticut, during the town’s 2019 Venture Smith Day. Photo courtesy of Venture Smith Day Celebration Committee. Delighted to write this post with Mark Dimunation, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. “I was born at Dukandarra,…

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SEP. 8, 2021, AT 6:00 AM By Nathaniel Rakich and Elena Mejía It took several months, but Texas Republicans have finally enacted their much-debated bill rolling back voting access in the Lone Star State.  Back in the spring, disagreements between Senate and House Republicans delayed the final vote on the proposal until the last day of Texas’s regular legislative session, making it…

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Jackson Ryan Sept. 7, 2021 7:00 a.m. If the state of the planet is getting you down or you’re just terrified that ducks can now speak human words, then I advise you to stop what you’re doing for a few moments and gaze in awe at this photo by Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut currently residing inside…

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By Nagi PUBLISHED: 21 Aug ’20 UPDATED: 19 Feb ’21 Ingredients Chicken & Marinade: 300g/ 10oz chicken thighs , skinless boneless, cut into 2.5cm/1″ pieces (Note 1) 1 tbsp light soy sauce (or all purpose, NOT dark soy) 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine (sub with soy) 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch Dredging: 1/2 cup cornflour/cornstarch Stay-Crispy Puffy Batter: 6 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch (Note 8) 4 tbsp flour , plain/all purpose 7 – 8 tbsp COLD soda water, club soda or seltzer…

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A nationally known humorist and motivational speaker from North Carolina passed away unexpectedly on August 24, 2021. Jeanne Robertson, 77, was the 1963 Miss North Carolina pageant winner and went on to compete in the 1963 Miss America pageant and was awarded Miss Congeniality. She gave over 500 speeches that year which led to her…

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BY RADHIKA SETH September 4, 2021 Mawa Theatre Company is a Shakespeare company with a difference—the UK’s first to be comprised of Black and Black mixed race women. Founded by actors Maisey Bawden, Gabrielle Brooks, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels, it aims to examine how women of the African diaspora are represented in classical texts, and reframe…

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By Maria del Russo  Updated June 10, 2020 But the secret to a nose-friendly space isn’t to spray fragrance on top of yucky stuff: “A clean home should smell like nothing,” says Melissa Maker, the founder of the Clean My Space cleaning company, blog, and YouTube channel. For folks who get overwhelmed by too much fragrance (or who have…

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