Explorer and mercenary Captain John Smith shaped modern America in many ways, spurring its colonization by the English. And his story goes far beyond his friendship with Native Americans like Pocahontas. A new biography argues that this cruel and heroic former mercenary was also the first to formulate the American Dream.
A new exhibition opened on Friday in Plymouth, Massachusetts, telling the story of how Europeans raided the area for slaves long before the Pilgrims arrived. The exhibit was made by a Native American crew, giving them the chance to tell their peoples' story.
As we continue our series about immigrants' first days in America, we interview William and Alice Bradford, religious refugees from England. They risked their lives on an ocean crossing to start afresh in what they refer to as "the new world."
Since the population of the island we want you to name was mostly evacuated or relocated to the northern region there has been an ongoing process of re-establishing a national identity. And that includes finding a national anthem. Can you name the island?
President Obama's decision to cut funds for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository leaves operators of the nation's reactors stuck with more than 120 million pounds of high-level waste. Much of it is housed in huge pools that environmentalists call v
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