More than 36 years have passed since John Glenn became the first
American to orbit the earth, wearing a flight suit inspired by a car tire.
As he trained for a second launch at age 77, he found
that putting on that "second skin" is still a big hassle.
The Orphan Train
Between 1854 and 1929, an estimated 200,000 American children all in need of families traveled west by rail in
search of new homes in a novel ''placing out'' movement.
|George Gershwin: He Got Rhythm
Halloween is hugely popular, infused with its own set of immediately
recognizable symbols, rituals and stories. Yet most Americans have little, if
any, sense of the hidden meanings and motives of the event in which they
so enthusiastically participate.
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