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The moon landing at 50: Neil Armstrong in his own words

In a 2005 CBS 60-minutes interview, former astronaut Neil Armstrong discussed how it felt to walk on the moon, and why he shunned the fame that came from it.

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A Fine Time to Become an American

Renowned Oxford-trained historian Niall Ferguson recounts his recent experience of becoming an American citizen. His unique impressions are both moving and surprising — even to him.

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Iowa Schools Breaking Point: Bad Student Behavior Guaranteed

Click here: Photos keep pouring into Des Moines, Iowa TV station WHO from local teachers showing classrooms destroyed, and fresh bruises and scars on the educators’ arms and legs. District leaders said the reason is bad and violent student behavior.

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Corse Elementary School Closure

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Corse Elementary School staff poses in front of the school’s bell Wednesday afternoon in Burlington. Corse Elementary will close after this year due to Burlington School District declining enrollment and budget cuts. Corse Elementary has been a fixture in the school district since 1913.
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2019 brings West Burlington Arnold High School’s 56th Commencement

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Commencement Processional Leader Tessa Snodgrass looks for the cue to lead the Class of 2019 Graduates in to the gym Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Senior Kinnady Atwater leads the Class of 2019 in the gym at the start of West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Tyler Dameron, Alexis Davis, and Makenna Davis, are ready to graduate Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform before a packed house at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Anna Rheinschmidt (left) and Alexis Davis (right) deliver the senior address during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Reese Richards (right) accepts Salutatorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Alexis Davis (right) accepts the Valedictorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Elizabeth Logan (right) is awarded the W.E. Arnold Scholarship by Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Tanner Snodgrass hugs his mother after giving her a flower during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Class of 2019 faces the audience after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Valedictorian Alexis Davis savors the moment after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Class of 2019 celebrates at the end of commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon.
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D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British military historian Peter Caddick-Adams tells the incredible story of what happened on that monumental day in this short 5-minute video.

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West Burlington High School Class of 2019

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West Burlington High School Graduating Class of 2019 poses in front of the High School Friday morning in West Burlington.
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Academic Hoax

Three people conducted what they call a ‘grievance studies’ experiment. They wrote fake papers on ridiculous subjects and submitted them to prominent academic journals in fields that study gender, race, and sexuality. They did it to “expose a political corruption that has taken hold of the universities,” say the hoaxers. They were surprised when seven papers were accepted. One claimed that “dog humping incidents at dog parks” can be taken as “evidence of rape culture.” It was honored as “excellent scholarship.”

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Why God Is a He in the Bible

Is God a man, a woman, or a genderless force that cannot be identified by masculine or feminine traits? Society offers a range of ideas, but what do religious texts have to say about this immutable characteristic of God? Dennis Prager offers some insightful answers in this short 5-minute video.

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Why Has Western Civilization Been So Successful?

The Western world has produced some of the most prosperous and most free civilizations on earth. What makes the West exceptional? Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire and author of “The Right Side of History,” explains in this short 5-minute video that the twin pillars of revelation and reason — emanating from ancient Jerusalem and Athens — form the bedrock for Western civilization’s unprecedented success.