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This illustration from an Italian newspaper depicts Gavrilo Princip killing Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.

History

How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.

Rebecca Weld (aka The Cookie Architect) nabbed the Oscar of the cookie world for this series of Nantucket-themed biscuits.

The Salt

Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.

Russian personnel are the first to meet space station crew members when they return to earth.

The Two-Way

Despite Diplomatic Tensions, U.S.-Russian Space Ties Persist

NASA needs Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station, and Russia needs NASA's money to help finance operations.

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