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How a German Camera Company Saved Hundreds From the Holocaust

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Leica Freedom Train -- an impressive effort by the Leitz optics company to ship hundreds of Jewish families out of Nazi Germany. Upon safe arrival, the refugees would check in with the local Leitz office where they would receive a free Leica camera and a stipend until they found work. Many used the camera to make income.

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15 Musical Christmas Gifts Everyone Got In the ’80s and ’90s

Back when Amazon was just a rainforest and the word "iPod" sounded like a one-man spacecraft, people still got musical gifts for Christmas.

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What Was the Most Searched Term on Google in 2014?

Google has released its look at the most-searched terms in 2014. Think you know what topped the list?

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Seattle – As Expected – ‘Sneers’ At Hanford National Historical Park

After years of fighting to get it, Doc Hastings and the House approved the plan to create a National Historical Park dedicated to the Manhattan Project and the important history of Hanford.

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College Students Know Zilch About America, Will Make You Sad

When it comes to the future of this country, be afraid. Be very afraid.

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10 Craziest Stories You Never Learned in History Class!

My favorite thing about November is all the historical documentaries on TV about veterans, Kennedy and Pilgrims! Here are 10 crazy stories from history you'll never find in a history book!

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Veterans Day – Many From Mid-Columbia Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

There have been many Mid-Columbians who we remember this Veterans Day.

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Unbelievable Facts About ‘Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Monster Mash’

What's Halloween without Screamin' Jay Hawkins' huge hit "I Put a Spell on You" and Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash"? But do you know the stories BEHIND the songs? I dare you to believe these true facts!

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Which Halloween Candy Is the Unhealthiest? Prepare to Be Depressed

Eating candy on Halloween is about as American as the obesity it may lead to. If you're looking forward to the sugar rush, then this may be a wake-up call you don't want to have.

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Throwback Thursday: Watch ‘The Muppet Show’ Halloween Specials!

Personally, I never really cared for The Muppets, but I'm a fan of Vincent Price and Alice Cooper! For season 1 and season 3 the Jim Henson Company invited these Halloween legends for a spooky version of their popular family show. Watch and enjoy:

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