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A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later

Between the villages of Vierville-sur-Mer and Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes in Normandy, France, is a 5-mile stretch of beach that was once called Côte d’Or, or “golden coast.” …
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Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis abroad and racial prejudice at home

The Conversation presents the story of the racial prejudice that Japanese American soldiers faced in the US during World War II.

Mary McLeod Bethune, known as the ‘First Lady of Negro America,’ also sought to unify the African diaspora

When I first landed an internship as an archives technician at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House-National Historic Site – the D.C. home of the woman who founded Bethune-Cookman University – …

Sports gambling creates a windfall, but raises questions of integrity – here are three lessons from historic sports-betting scandals

Sports betting is having a big moment across the United States. While gambling on sports has been legal for decades in countries such as the U.K., it wasn’t until 2018 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could legalize sports betting. …

Why Indianapolis 500 winners drink milk and the history of other race-day traditions

The Indianapolis 500 is known for its quirky traditions. Stacker compiled five of them, sourcing from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and various outlets.

What America’s first board game can teach us about the aspirations of a young nation

Board games are booming: In 2023 alone, the industry topped US$16.8 billion and is projected to reach $40.1 billion by 2032. Classics like “Scrabble” are being refreshed and transformed, while newer inventions such as “Pandemic” and “Wingspan” have garnered millions of devotees. …
Video games

(BPT) - In a salute to naval history and video game innovation, Wargaming's World of Warships — a massive multiplayer online naval combat game — is adding the USS Wisconsin to its roster …
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