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10 facts worth knowing about the U.S. women's rights movement

Today, 26 August, is Women's Equality Day which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote. This day reflects the culmination of a movement which had begun in the 1830's when rising middle-class American women, with an increasing educational background, began to critique the oppressive systems of the early 19th century. In honor of this day, we decided to put together some interesting facts about the origins of the women's rights movement....

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Fascinating facts about man's best friend

Dogs have historically performed many roles for humans, such as herding, protection, assisting police, companionship, and aiding the handicapped. The tale of "man's best friend" is a lengthy and intimate history that has lasted for thousands of years, and transcends modern cultural boundaries. Canines appear as poignant characters with symbolic meaning in mythological stories, famous works of art, and religious texts.

As you snuggle up to your own furry best friend, discover more...

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10 interesting facts about criminal justice

Why are young offenders treated differently? Why can't prisons be the answer to each and every single crime? And what is the best way to ensure an easy transition for offenders that are about to be released? Julian Roberts, author of Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction, tells us the top 10 things everyone should know about criminal justice, and what the chances and limitations of the Western system are.

  1. The components of criminal justice include police, prosecution,...

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