“History matters because it shows our values,” says Jeffrey Coopersmith, a Seattle attorney who has collected historical artifacts for the past five decades. (Corinne Chin / The Seattle Times)
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Artifacts of injustice: An American history collection

Slavery was at the center of America’s birth, fueled economic growth and claimed millions of lives in a war that threatened the country’s survival. Explore artifacts — some ugly, some inspiring — that take you into that history.

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TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

BERLIN (AP) — TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. Meteorologists from the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong and Canada sported the patterns on Thursday while showing annual temperatures compared...