No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted

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These Older Women Will Forever Change the Way You Think About Fashion

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These Older Women Will Forever Change the Way You Think About Fashion

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This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — the poem written in 1814 that in 1931 became the United States’ official national anthem. 
On March 3, 1931, Congress sent its bill to make the song the official anthem to President Hoover. See The Times’ coverage of that here: National Hymn Bill Approved. Alas, The Times was not around to cover the War of 1812.
Above, that banner yet waves over Griffith Park in 1934.
And for more history about “The Star-Spangled Banner,” read staff writer Michael Muskal: 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex
— Matt Ballinger
Photo: Dr. Frederick C. Leonard speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1934. Credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

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This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — the poem written in 1814 that in 1931 became the United States’ official national anthem. 

On March 3, 1931, Congress sent its bill to make the song the official anthem to President Hoover. See The Times’ coverage of that here: National Hymn Bill Approved. Alas, The Times was not around to cover the War of 1812.

Above, that banner yet waves over Griffith Park in 1934.

And for more history about “The Star-Spangled Banner,” read staff writer Michael Muskal: 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex

Matt Ballinger

Photo: Dr. Frederick C. Leonard speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1934. Credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

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And now for your enjoyment, an elephant sunbathing in some bushes.”Elephant,” c. 1860–1880, photographer unknown

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And now for your enjoyment, an elephant sunbathing in some bushes.

Elephant,” c. 1860–1880, photographer unknown

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Older women working it

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Older women working it

Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL.

A thunderstorm Monday night had cleared the air over Manhattan and the sunlight of a warm September morning was glinting off the Hudson River as the business day began in the city’s highest buildings.

—A description of the conditions in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, before the planes struck the World Trade Center. From our Sept. 12, 2001, story that we pulled from the archives on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. (via latimes)

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It is estimated that a dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more powerful than our own. Man’s best friend continues to live up to his nickname by sniffing out tumors in humans, detecting tiny traces of the compounds that indicate the presence of cancer.

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It is estimated that a dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more powerful than our own. Man’s best friend continues to live up to his nickname by sniffing out tumors in humans, detecting tiny traces of the compounds that indicate the presence of cancer.

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Just another five-story, blood-red waterfall oozing from an Antarctic glacier.

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Just another five-story, blood-red waterfall oozing from an Antarctic glacier.

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Surgery, 1895

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Surgery, 1895