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Old American Quilts Held A Secret Code That Led Thousands To Freedom

America’s history is fascinating, but it also has some deeply painful parts. One of the worst is the period of American slavery, when millions of African-Americans were enslaved and forced to live and work under brutal, dehumanizing conditions. The institutionstarted before the American Revolution, and wasn’t abolished until 1863. During this time, men, women, and

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Human trafficking survivor who smashed triathlon world record

(CNN)What does it sound like inside Norma Bastidas’ head? The 49-year-old mother-of-two is a celebrated ultra-marathoner, known to have trekked 150 miles across the scorched deserts of Namibia or run double-marathons over an icy tundra in Antarctica. ‘Game-changing’ technology identifies child abusers “Feeling everything is a curse, but so is numbness.” The greatest moment came