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Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

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During the Revolutionary War, many loyalists were treated brutally --€” like the tarred and feathered man in this print. When the war wrapped up, loyalists often found they had to fend for themselves, or flee. David Claypoole Johnston/Library of Congress hide caption

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What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War?

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Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

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Bill Franklin was the vice president of ground operations at Southwest Airlines. In 1972, he implemented a new strategy that became known as the "10-Minute Turn." Southwest Airlines hide caption

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The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

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People gathered near the White House on Friday evening to see it lit in rainbow colors as a commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

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Staff Sgt. Patricia King, who has been in the Army for 16 years, says she decided to start her gender transition in January. Christian Murdock/Colorado Springs Gazette hide caption

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Embraced Yet Forbidden, Staff Sergeant Comes Out As Transgender

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