The Collapse of the Soviet Union

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On December 25, 1991, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, resigned as president of the Communist empire, turning power over to the new commonwealth that replaced it. This event marked the official end of the Cold War which had imperiled the world for over four decades. AP was there to provide a unique look at the story through the eyes of Associated Press reporters and photographers.
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The Hubble Space Telescope

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On April 24, 1990, after years of planning and delays, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into an orbit 350 miles above Earth. During the next 25 years, Hubble opened a new and unimaginably beautiful universe for mankind. Here, The Associated Press provides a unique look at the 25-year story of Hubble, through the eyes of its reporting and its stunning photography.
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Zen Cats

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Join some cuddly kittens for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life's basic struggles. Meditate along with the verses to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Find the meaning of truth in these verses and how to find it in the world around you. Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.

 

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Dogma

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Join some pups for a dose of truth straight from the Good Book. These iconic Bible verses were written centuries ago, yet we still turn to them for guidance in times of need. The selection of inspiring, holy words will help you gain a greater understanding of life, compassion and faith. Find the truth and hope you need guided by the Lord and everyone's best friend.
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Shakespeare's Cats

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Join a band of curious cats for an adorable reading of William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets. Whether it's friendship, beauty, love or something more saucy, the Bard of Avon has a sonnet for every occasion. Learn what the sonnets mean and read fun facts about the poet, witches, Elizabethan life, and the unfortunate hygiene habits of the 16th century. Despite being written 400 years ago, the sonnets speak to the eternal ups-and-downs of anyone in love and the struggle to fight our mortality with art. And, many centuries later, we have something else in common with Elizabethans: we find kittens to be utterly adorable.* *Well, they also thought they might be tiny, adorable witches in animal form.

 

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SOS Venezuela

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Hay miedo en las calles y la paranoia crece, porque la inseguridad y el crimen organizado controlan las regiones. Es una problemática que le afecta al cono sur de América y al resto del mundo; por esto SOS Venezuela está en inglés y español. Todos deben enterarse que en Venezuela se está gestando un cambio, para volver a ser la Tierra de Gracia libre que tanto añoramos. There is fear in the streets as paranoia grows, as insecurity and organized crime grow. This is a problem that ripples across the Americas and towards the rest of the world. That is why this story needs to be told in both English and Spanish. For a bigger reach, a bigger impact. Everyone should know that Venezuela is fighting to return to peace, to safety and to grace.
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