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Colosseum’s Lesser-Known Past as Worship Site Revealed

June 24, 2022

Rome’s Colosseum wasn’t just for lethal combat—It was a place of Christian worship. A restored painting of Jerusalem on one of its interior arches shows the Colosseum’s inclination toward the divine. It was a public works project like no other. […]

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UK Deportations to Rwanda Postponed Amid Legal Action

June 22, 2022

Plans to send asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda have stalled on legal grounds. Last-minute injunctions filed by the European Court stopped the first flight of deportees—for now. Rwanda’s 1994 genocide exemplifies deportees’ concerns. […]

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Bolivia Prisoners Get Reduced Sentences for Reading

May 27, 2022

Bolivian prisons will soon offer time off for literary behavior. Following a model introduced in Brazil, Bolivia will reduce prisoners’ sentences if those prisoners spend free time reading books. Victorian Britain created modern prisons and police forces. […]

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Finland Likely to Join NATO, Sweden Could Follow

May 18, 2022

All Norden countries may soon be a part of NATO. On Thursday, Finland’s leaders announced their support for joining the organization. Culturally, the Nordic cluster of countries embrace modesty, equality, humility, and skepticism. […]

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