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Battle of Edgehill (1642)
The Battle of Edgehill was the first major engagement of the English Civil War, fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarians. The battle ended in a draw, and its inconclusive result prevented either faction from gaining a quick victory in the war, which eventually resulted in the execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth. What did a group of Parliamentarian troops under Faithfull Fortescue do when the Royalists charged them? Discuss

The Scilly Naval Disaster (1707)
Celebrated English Admiral Cloudesley Shovell was returning from an abortive attack on Toulon, France, in 1707 when his ship and several others struck rocks off the Scilly Islands, southwest of England. In one of the greatest maritime disasters in British history, Shovell is believed to have drowned along with as many as 2,000 sailors. According to one of the many legends about the disaster, Shovell reached the shore alive, only to be murdered by a woman who stole what priceless object from him?

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York (1959)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened six months after his death, the Guggenheim Museum represents a radical departure from traditional museum design, spiraling upward and outward in a smooth coil of massive, unadorned white concrete. The exhibition space, which consists of a six-story spiral ramp lighted by a glass dome supported by stainless steel, has even been criticized for upstaging the artwork displayed. What artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in the space?

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.


Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

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NY restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns earns two stars in 2020 Michelin Guide
Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester County, New York, has earned two Michelin stars. Here's what to know about the hot dining destination.      

Top 20 cities for Halloween in 2019, according to WalletHub
It's almost Halloween! WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 21 key metrics to determine the best place to celebrate the holiday.       

Leonardo Da Vinci rocks the Louvre 500 years after his death
Marking the 500th anniversary of his death, "Leonardo Da Vinci" is the largest ever exhibit of his work. It opens at the Louvre in Paris on Oct. 24, 2019.      

Louisville's sold-out Wine & Food Experience is 'exciting and different'
"Chopped" star Alex Guarnaschelli dished up tales from her kitchen in a cooking demonstration at the Wine & Food Experience in Louisville, Kentucky.       

Yum! The most talked-about dishes at USA TODAY and IndyStar's Wine & Food Experience
If you thought the IndyStar eats sound great, there are more USA TODAY Wine & Food Experiences this fall in Cincinnati, Louisville and Chicago.       

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'Terminator: Dark Fate' blasts a path back to its origins
When the Terminator warned "I'll be back" 35 years ago, no one could have foreseen how true that catchphrase would become. Even so, "Terminator: Dark Fate" represents a welcome return to the its origins, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles, adding nostalgia and mythological heft that separates it from everything that has followed "Judgment Day."

Jon Favreau isn't just making 'Star Wars' content for the nostalgic
Disney+'s upcoming live-action series "The Mandalorian" may be set in the "Star Wars" universe, but longtime obsessives aren't the only audience filmmaker Jon Favreau is hoping to reach with the show.

How to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" this Halloween season
It's that time of year when a classic fall favorite fills the screens of televisions nationwide.

Henry Thomas, star of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,' arrested for alleged DUI
Henry Thomas, best known his role as Elliott in the 1982 film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," was arrested Monday in Oregon, police told CNN.

Kim Kardashian West got a special birthday gift from Kanye
What do you get for the reality star and entrepreneur who has everything?