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Jul 26, 2014 07:40 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
The seafaring empire of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean once spanned more than a thousand miles, serving as the hub through which distant settlements exchanged artifacts and ideas, researchers say.

Jul 25, 2014 09:43 AM ET
We've all heard about the atrocities committed by groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIS, but other terror groups are in operation that may not be so well known to the general public.
Jul 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The carving dates back more than 3,300 years and bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.
Jul 24, 2014 08:40 AM ET
Secession seems to be in the air, in places as disparate as Iraq, Ukraine, and Scotland. Why can't people just secede whenever they want?
Jul 23, 2014 11:34 AM ET // Amanda Onion
A tiny crucifix found during the excavation of a 17th century colony on Newfoundland symbolizes early religious freedom in North America. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2014 01:20 PM ET
Spread across several countries in the Middle East, the Kurdish people tend to be left out of the news, which is dominated by the violence surrounding them. Tara looks at their history, and their prospects today for independence.
Jul 20, 2014 04:00 AM ET
We need photo ID for all kinds of things -- flying, driving, buying alcohol, performing banking transactions. Why not for voting?
Jul 16, 2014 09:45 AM ET
With Israel and the Palestinians on the brink of war, Tara Long examines the age-old conflict between the two. What are they fighting about?
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