Here are some of worst car scandals in history – Fortune

The Volkswagen scandal is not the first of its kind. Starting in the 1960s, the auto industry has been hit with multiple crises.

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‘1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History’ by Jay Winik – The Boston Globe

In “1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History,” author Jay Winik writes that FDR, the man widely considered one of our greatest presidents, provided little help to the millions of Jews whom the Nazis were busy rounding up and sending off to…

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Quake Could Threaten 90 Percent Of Oregon Fuel Supply – OPB News

Along the Willamette River, a six-mile stretch in Portland holds more than 90 percent of the state’s fuel supply.

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Lucky Guy? Kevin McCarthy Once Won The Lottery. Now He Might Be Speaker – NPR

Following Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign, the House majority leader quickly became a front-runner to replace him. McCarthy has already gone far in Congress relatively quickly.

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History Captured In Painted Curtains – Vermont Public Radio

In the early part of the last century, town halls and Grange halls were the social centers of rural communities. Adorning the stages of many of them were

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The Slave-State Origins of Modern Gun Rights – The Atlantic

The idea that citizens have an unfettered constitutional right to carry weapons in public originates in the antebellum South, and its culture of violence and honor.

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History Lessons from a Policy Insider: A review of Presidents, Congress and The Public Schools, by Jack Jennings : Education Next

Looking for a firsthand history of major federal education reforms? @jaypgreene’s got a book recommendation for you. http://t.co/xvL5t4eT5x

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