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The Marathon World Record Has Been Broken – What Comes Next?

The Marathon World Record Has Been Broken: Dennis Kimetto Runs the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 57 seconds. That's an average of 4.7 minutes for every mile!!

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WW2 Battle for Reichstag reconstructed in St Petersburg

WW2 Battle for Reichstag reconstructed in St Petersburg. Volunteers in St Petersburg, Russia, have been reconstituting the scene of the battle for the Reichstag building set in 1945 Berlin for an exhibition. It is part of the commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. #Reichstag #WorldWarII #WWII #WorldWar2 #WW2 #history #battle #StPetersburg #Russia #Berlin #Germany

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Buchenwald camp survivors mark 70 years since liberation

At time of writing, this is the most widely-seen post on Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page. 45,000 people worldwide have seen it according to the stats, which demonstrates how sensitive an issue people find this.

Colorado freedom babes: That sums it up. But hey, the "private sector is doing fine" even though "we didn't build that". I guess we're all supposed to go on food stamps - 45% increase under Obama. I guess that's his solution.

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Jewish heirs sue Germany over Nazi medieval hoard

The medieval antique Dome Reliquary (13th century) of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin 9th January 2014. Jewish heirs sue Germany over Nazi medieval hoard The heirs of Jewish art dealers who claim their relatives were forced to sell a medieval treasure trove to the Nazis have filed a US lawsuit against the German state. They allege that the Nazis forced the sale of dozens of relics known as the Welfenschatz or Guelph treasure. They want to recover the collection...


How to Fight Age Discrimination

Staying aware of developments in your field, among other steps, can help stave off bias, but if you still feel you are being treated unfairly, here’s what to do.

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Angela Merkel: Fighting anti-Semitism is German duty

Merkel to speak in Berlin against anti-Semitism German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to speak at a mass rally against anti-Semitism later, amid a sharp rise in attacks on Germany's Jews. The event in Berlin comes 75 years after the outbreak of the World War II, in which six million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany. Chancellor Merkel has vowed to do everything she can "to ensure anti-Semitism doesn't have a chance". #AngelaMerkel #Berlin #Germany #AntiSemitism #Jews #Jewish #WWII #HateCrimes