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More than 400 enslaved people were sold in the largest slave auction in U.S. history, known as "The Weeping Time."

The Hidden History Of "The Weeping Time"

Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson's study of the history of what became known as “The Weeping Time” was the subject of a talk at the Telfair Museums in Savannah this week.

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Policymakers worldwide have been calling for countries to get rid of institutions for orphans and abandoned children. A study out of Duke University offers a different perspective.

Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.

For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill, but won't pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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