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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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Supreme Court struck down ban on violent video games five years ago

It was five years ago when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on violent video games, citing the protections of free speech with Justice Scalia shocking conservatives by siding with the liberal leaning judges. The More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton on annivesary of the Emancipation Proclamation, ‘racism is far from over’

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on Juneteenth Independence Day, recognized as the historical end of slavery, and a day of national celebration: Confederate flag cake from a Virginia baker photo/ More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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National History Day Offers Students Hands-On Education

Each year National History Day gives students the opportunity to discover more about the past in ways that are thoroughly modern. Students from around the world are invited to take part in National History Day contests, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 30th, 2016
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Lane Garrison previews ‘Roots’ his role as a Confederate racist, praises cast

The History Channel is bringing back the epic tale of Alex Haley’s Roots with a new, four-night miniseries. Actor Lane Garrison talked with Dispatch Radio about the show and his role as one of the Confederate More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, May 21st, 2016
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Jonathan Morgan, 8-year-old, sues school after ban on “God”, “Jesus” & “Merry Christmas”

UPDATE: Five years later and elementary school students still have limited free speech because the administrations have immunity. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case and now the schools seem more extreme More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Bryan Cranston in ‘The Infiltrator’ reveals Robert Mazur story, taking down the Pablo Escobar drug cartel

In the upcoming film The Infiltrator, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Godzilla, Trumbo) plays real life undercover Federal agent Robert Mazur who infiltrates the globe’s most powerful cartels, including Pablo Escobar’s, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Will Beinbrink interview, talks ‘I Saw the Light’ Tom Hiddleston, ‘Free State of Jones’

Tom Hiddleston transformed into Hank Williams for the biopic I Saw the Light and Will Beinbrink reflected on the film, working with the Marvel star and his role as Jim Denny during his interview on Dispatch Radio. “It More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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President Obama promises ‘no boots on the ground’ in Syria, war with Islamic State

Since 2013, President Obama has repeatedly vowed that there would be no “boots on the ground” in Syria, according to a list published by USA Today. Contradicting this stance, White House press secretary More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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Owain Yeoman talks Benedict Arnold, ‘Turn Washington Spies’

Just ahead of the premiere of Turn: Washington’s Spies third season on AMC, Owain Yeoman talked about returning as Benedict Arnold during an interview with Media Mikes. Parallels to the 2016 election are drawn More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Gene Klein reflects on Holocaust, life as refugee

Gene Klein (with his daughter Jill Klein, PhD, author of We Got the Water: Tracing My Family’s Path Through the Holocaust) The journey of a refugee is never forgotten. The sense of danger just behind, of hope More...

By Zach Jones On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Science Channel confirms ‘Secret Space Escapes’ to air in November

What’s it like to leave earth to explore the unknown? How does it feel to be in space? What happens when you’re in space and something goes terribly wrong? Science Channel’s SECRET SPACE ESCAPES reveals terrifying More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Five star film reviews: 40th Anniversary of ‘Jaws’ proves it’s timeless

While fans flocked to the theaters for Jurassic World and Inside Out, Steven Spielberg’s classic film Jaws celebrated its 40th anniversary thanks to a special screening courtesy of Fathom Events and TCM. Nearly More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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New Zealand’s Anzac Day Is Akin To America’s Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrating Anzac Day in New Zealand is akin to celebrating Memorial Day in America. The celebration is an annual event for the quaint village of Tinui, New Zealand, situated east of Masterton and populated by 25 More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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This Day in History: 70 years ago US soldiers liberated Manila

What is commonly known as the Battle of Manila, the liberation of Manila during the Second World War occurred on this day in 1945. General Douglas MacArthur declared victory ending almost three years of Japanese More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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This Day in History: Bobby Knight loses cool, throws chair

The great coaching career of Bobby Knight was tainted on this day, Feb. 23 thirty years ago when he his temper tantrum resulted in throwing a chair. Just weeks ahead of the NCAA tournament, Knight’s Indiana More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Karl Marx publishes ‘The Communist Manifesto’ on this day, 1848

On February 21, 1848, The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League. This More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Seventy years ago US Marines invade Iwo Jima

On this day in 1945, Operation Detachment, the U.S. Marines’ invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Remembering the greatness of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Godfather part II’

The Godfather: Parts I and II was an unfavorable commentary on American society.The chronicle of the Corleones isn’t just an unflattering look at the Mafia; it’s also a commentary on the disappearance More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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This Day in History: Mark Twain publishes ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous, and arguably, his most controversial, novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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The ‘First Trial of the Century’ begins on this Day in History

The assassination of former Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg led to the illegal arrest and transportation of three Union leaders, Bill Hayward, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone, and began the stories “First More...


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