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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.

Three test subjects enter a gas chamber, which will fill with mustard gas, as part of the military's secret chemical warfare testing in March 1945. Courtesy of Edgewood Arsenal hide caption

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The VA's Broken Promise To Thousands Of Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

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Evolution (Versao Portuense) The Cinematic Orchestra
Chameleon Brendan Canning
Memory Mouse On The Keys
Plateau Mouse On The Keys
Hedron BadBadNotGood
Triangle BadBadNotGood
Breath and Start Blockhead

Bill Pentak of Panda Power Funds (left), Plant Manager John Martin (center) and Construction Manager Rob Risher (right) stand in front of the construction site for the new Panda Liberty gas power plant in Towanda, Penn. The plant, expected to come online in early 2016, was deliberately sited on top of the Marcellus Shale to take advantage of the cheap, abundant gas. Marie Cusick/WITF hide caption

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

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Part 2 This Is Your Captain Speaking
Part 1 This Is Your Captain Speaking

Adele Block-Bauer, photographed circa 1915, was from a prominent Jewish family in Vienna. IMAGNO/Austrian Archives hide caption

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

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First Hurdle Down Martin Phipps
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Sun Jianguo (left), from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, chats with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in May during the ministerial luncheon at the 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore. Each country has grown increasingly wary of the other's actions and interests in the South China Sea. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Island-Building Has Neighbors On Edge, But Tensions May Be Easing

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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

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