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Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years

Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years
Boko Haram, the al Qaeda-affiliated group responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls in Nigeria, has a history of horror and violence in the country, years before the kidnapping garnered headlines.
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The Diversification of History: New Victors Telling New Stories

The Diversification of History: New Victors Telling New Stories
In 1970, women rarely appeared as historians. They showed up even more rarely as subjects for historians: of the 117 books reviewed, only one had a woman’s name in the title, and none of the titles included the words “women,” “gender,” or “family.” Men’s names appeared in about one-third of the titles. In the 43 years since, the history profession has changed dramatically, leading to new avenues of historical exploration.
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Attorneys Claim Judge Was Wrong to Deny Indian Election Offices

Attorneys Claim Judge Was Wrong to Deny Indian Election Offices
Civil rights attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department contend a federal judge wrongly denied a request to establish satellite election offices for American Indians on three Montana reservations.
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Brief History of the English and Indian Populations in ME

In 1606, guided by the Discovery Doctrine which declared that Christian nations had the right to conquer and rule all non-Christian nations, England gave a Royal Charter to the Virginia Company to develop a market in the New World for English commerce and for "Propagating of Christian Religion to such people, as yet live in darkness." The charter characterized Indians as living "in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God."
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The Civil War and Indians in Arizona

In some parts of the country, such as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), the Civil War divided Indian nations with some joining the Union forces and others joining with the Confederacy. In other parts of the country, such as Arizona, the Civil War simply meant that Indians now had two enemies rather than just one. In many instances, the tribes were unclear about the difference between Union and Confederate forces.
The California Volunteers under the command of General James Carlton entered Arizona from the west in 1862 with the intent of displaying a Union presence in a territory whose sympathies lay with the South. At Maricopa Wells, the Americans met with the Maricopa.
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Writing History ... Retroactively

Newt Gingrich's Campaign manager to Newt: Whatever you do, don't say "moon colony". #retroactively.
Kate Gosselin's publicist: Come on Kate, you and I both know you can't dance. #retroactively
Miss North Carolina 2007 prepares for the interview portion of the beauty pageant. #retroactively
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