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The Igorrote Tribe Traveled the World for Show And Made These Two Men Rich

Truman Hunt and Richard Schneidewind were locked in a fierce competition, but by the end, the tribespeople were left poor, hungry and yearning for home.   By Claire Prentice smithsonian.com October 14, 2014   Igorrotes on show at Coney Island, … Continue reading

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In Scotland, old-time gypsy caravans make for surprisingly cozy overnight digs

 Washington Post, 1 June 2014 Visitors to Bramble Bield in Stirlingshire stay in Holly (left) and Rowan (right), traditional gypsy caravans built in the 1950s   It wasn’t the farmyard cockerel that finally woke us from our slumbers. Nor was … Continue reading

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Republicans must accept US change

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 AFTER keeping their divisions tightly under wraps during the election campaign, Republican disagreements sprang to the surface in the days after their 
election defeat. In television appearances, tweets and blogs, Republicans of every shade … Continue reading

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Obama must act fast on the economy

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 WITH victory in the bag, the real battle begins. Far from kicking back and basking in a post-election glow, President Obama returned to work last week facing a formidable set of challenges. Gone is … Continue reading

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Republicans must accept US change

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Life turned upside down for New Yorkers after superstorm Sandy

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 ON THE corner of Avenue D and 9th Street, an area that New York real estate agents refer to as “up and coming”, men, women and children are queuing up with buckets, pots and … Continue reading

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Up in the air: US presidential race goes to the wire

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 Dubuque, Iowa, is not the sort of place that normally hits the headlines. A small town ­situated at the point where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet, its population is just 58,000 and in 2010 … Continue reading