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Friday, August 23, 2019

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The posters were intended for display in libraries, post offices, schools, factories, and other public places. Some address home efforts for conservation of materials and rationing; others exhort workers to greater productivity and quality output; while others warn of the dangers of innocently leaking critical defense information to unsuspected enemy agents.

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Twenty-six people were killed in a Texas church in the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history. Early Sunday evening, the shooter was identified as 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley. Authorities are continuing to investigate his motive. A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.

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Hugh M Hefner

He successfully tapped into a new generation of Americans who were enjoying rising standards of living in the boom years of the 1950s and 60s. A political activist and philanthropist, he produced not just a magazine, but a whole lifestyle. And in Playboy's famous bow-tie-wearing rabbit he launched one of the most recognised brands of the 20th Century.

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 Edie Windsor CUP

Edie Windsor, who died Tuesday at the ripe old age of 88, was in many ways the face of the LGBT movement. But more than that, she was a reflection of the movement itself, embodying its aspirations, and more than a few of its contradictions. Windsor has gone down in history as the named plaintiff in the 2013 case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. U.S. That Supreme Court decision, in refusing to accept a heterosexually limited definition of marriage, paved the way for Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the court said that marriage equality is mandated by the constitution.

 

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Heather Heyer HeroineHeather Heyer was killed Saturday as she pushed back against hatred. She left behind a dog — and an approach to the world that those who love her say needs nurturing now that she’s gone. The chocolate chihuahua’s name is Violet, “because purple is Heather’s favorite color,” her mother, Susan Bro, said Sunday. She paused. “It was . . . was her favorite color,” she said through the tears.