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Genie Milgrom, pictured in 2013, stands in the entryway of her Miami home wrapped in a long family tree, filled with the names of 22 generations of grandmothers. Raised Catholic, Milgrom traced her family's hidden Jewish roots with the help of a trove of ancient family recipes written down by the women of her family over generations. Emily Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Trove Of Recipes Dating Back To Inquisition Reveals A Family's Secret Jewish Roots

Many Jews were forced to convert during the Inquisition, a history often lost to their descendants. Finding recipes adhering to Jewish food customs helped one woman unearth her family's hidden past.

The federal courthouse in Washington D.C. that houses the secret court overseeing U.S. surveillance. A scathing report has sparked discussion about potential reform. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Scathing Report Puts Secret FISA Court Into The Spotlight. Will Congress Act?

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President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, notably creating the new Space Force. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Created The Space Force. Here's What It Will Actually Do

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Thoughts of Tomorrow
Endless Road Tommy Guerrero
Magic Spells Crystal Castles
Clarity of vision Kondor
How to Build a Space Station
Higher Fives Than You'll Ever Be
Gambrel Blue Dot Sessions
The Summit

Genie Milgrom, pictured in 2013, stands in the entryway of her Miami home wrapped in a long family tree, filled with the names of 22 generations of grandmothers. Raised Catholic, Milgrom traced her family's hidden Jewish roots with the help of a trove of ancient family recipes written down by the women of her family over generations. Emily Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Trove Of Recipes Dating Back To Inquisition Reveals A Family's Secret Jewish Roots

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First Instrumental Sharks Keep Moving
Christmas Island The Andrews Sisters
Copenhagen - Original mix Yoel Adams

The Choir of King's College Cambridge conduct a rehearsal of their Christmas Eve service of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in King's College Chapel on Dec. 11, 2010 in Cambridge, England. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Commemorating A King's College Christmas Tradition

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In Dulci Jubilo
Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56 [For unto us a child is born]

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