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Robert Ballard used this submersible crew module to survey the Titanic after completing a top-secret Navy mission. (Gabe La Monica/Special to The Washington Times)

Search for Titanic turns out to be a top-secret Cold War cover story

The mission in 1985 was straightforward: Scour the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to locate the resting place of the Titanic. But even some members of the crew had no idea of the top-secret classification of their search or its true aim: to find and inspect the only two U.S. nuclear submarines lost during the Cold War.

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock ‘69 concert field

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Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.

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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

How to be a happy timeshare owner

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Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare enthusiasts like Angie and Mike McCaffery of Los Angeles.

CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 21, NOT 23 - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, migrant families rest from their travels to Matamoros, Mexico, along Gateway International Bridge which connects to Brownsville, Texas, as they seek asylum in the United States. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

Activists to protest immigration policies as Sessions speaks

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A coalition of civil rights, religious and union activists opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration policies prepared to stage a protest Monday at a school-safety conference in Nevada where Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

Visitors walk through an immersive underwater tunnel that features a coral reef ecosystem with sharks at the new shark exhibition at the New York Aquarium, Wednesday June 20, 2018, in New York. "Ocean Wonders: Sharks!" exhibition, scheduled to open June 30, requires 500,000 gallons of water and will house more than 115 species with interactive presentations. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Sandy-ravaged aquarium opens splashy new shark exhibit

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Cue the "Jaws" music. Sharks are the stars of a splashy new exhibit hall at the New York Aquarium that marks a major step in the beachfront facility's recovery from the devastating impact of 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Festival. San Francisco restaurants are opening their kitchens for the first time to refugees who are showcasing their culinary skills and native cuisines while raising their profiles as aspiring chefs as part of a program to increase awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

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At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.