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In “Americus,” the Harry Potter Censorship Drama Plays Out in Small-Town America

Lauren Davis — Neil couldn’t survive life in small-town Americus without his favorite fantasy series. But when a fundamentalist group threatens to censor the books, Neil finds himself on the frontlines of a social war – and may just find

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Feb 29, 1932: “Alfalfa” Murray on Cover of Time

One of the most colorful western politicians of his day, William “Alfalfa” Murray makes the cover of Time magazine after announcing his long-shot candidacy for the Presidency. Born in poverty near Toadsuck, Texas, in 1869, Murray dabbled in a variety

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Jan 7, 1892: Mine Explodes in Oklahoma

A massive mine explosion leaves nearly 100 dead in Krebs, Oklahoma, on this day in 1892. The disaster, the worst mining catastrophe in Oklahoma’s history, was mainly due to the mine owner’s emphasis on profits over safety. Southeastern Oklahoma was

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