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HOLY COW HISTORY: Memorial Day’s 25 Birthplaces – Inside Sources

So, you want to spend this Memorial Day in the town where the holiday began. Take your pick. After all, you have 25 communities to choose from. Experts will tell you wading into identifying the town where Memorial Day started is a risky business. Call it the third rail of American history; touching it can

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Christmas Stories Behind Holiday Plants

Gardeners take a special interest in the holidays and the plants that mark the season. Pumpkins and spice start out the holiday decorating, which climaxes with Christmas and New Year plants. There is a tradition behind every plant where the stories run deep. Read on for a deeper appreciation of the holidays and the plants

COVID-19

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of minimizing that possibility as a fringe theory, the Biden administration is joining worldwide pressure for China to be more open

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