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American broadcaster William Joyce, staunch supporter of National Socialist Germany

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In memory of Walter E. Williams, conservative Black economist

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Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, brief successor of Adolf Hitler

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When Santa Claus drives a bus

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A chat with long-term Chinese residents in Spain

Yesterday I went to deliver some of the many oranges that I had picked on Sunday at a friend’s little orchard just outside of...

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