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Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child’s death

LORDSBURG, N.M. — Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death are demanding an investigation into the response by federal agents. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus spoke Tuesday outside the … more

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Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

HAVANA — Cuba says language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea. Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description of marriage as a … more

Guatemala Body of girl who died in US custody set to return

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan authorities say they have completed documentation needed to clear the way for repatriation of the body of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marta Larra says Jakelin Caal’s … more

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  • Discovery of Piltdown Man Announced (1912)
    on 12/18/2018 at 5:00 am

    In the early 20th-century, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced that a fossilized skull belonging to a previously unknown species of prehistoric man had been found in Piltdown, England. It took 40 years to definitively determine that the skull was not that of a primitive hominid but rather a fake constructed from a human cranium and the jawbone of […]