Briuer makes studying history a way of life

He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, was the first full-time professional archaeologist to work for the Department of Defense, author and the retired director of the Center for Cultural Site Preservation at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. He was the consulting archaeologist on the Kennewick man case, a 1996 dispute surrounding the discovery of an ancient skeleton in Washington State, and presently serves as chairman of the Vicksburg municipal Fort St. Pierre tercentennial planning commission.

How to Be a Know-It-All

A yearning for mastery, or the illusion of it, has helped make a nerdy series from a nerdy publishing house impressively popular. In addition to all of your other identities-urban, rural, Christian, atheist, African-American, first-generation, introverted, immunocompromised, cyclist, gun owner, gardener, middle child, whatever panoply of nouns and adjectives and allegiances describes you-you are also this: a gnathostome.

Daniel K. Inouye, Southwestern US, Wisconsin Food, More: Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, August 30, 2017

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University of Hawaii: Sen. Inouye's congressional papers available to the public . "The congressional archival papers of the late Daniel K. Inouye, who served 53 years in Congress, 50 in the U.S. Senate, are now available to the public via the University of Hawai i at Manoa Library Congressional Papers Collection.

Hobby Lobby agrees to pay $3 million after being accused of…

Hobby Lobby, a chain of retail arts and crafts stores, has agreed to pay $3 million and forfeit ancient artifacts that were smuggled into the United States, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. "We should have exercised more oversight and carefully questioned how the acquisitions were handled," said Hobby Lobby president Steve Green," according to NBC News .

FBI, groups at odds over efforts to ID immigrant remains

In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo, Dr. Tim Gocha uses dental records as he works to help identify the remains of immigrant who died along the U.S-Mexico border, at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, in San Marcos, Texas. Forensic investigators and advocacy groups said efforts to identify the remains of immigrants found along the Texas-Mexico border remain slow because DNA comparisons aren't being made with a large pool of potential family members.

Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite opposition

President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration's latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days. The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, the White House said.

The Latest: Pipeline builder could be fined in North Dakota

The Latest on protests and other developments surrounding the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota : North Dakota regulators are issuing a formal complaint that could result in stiff fines against the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline for possibly mishandling the reporting of American Indian artifacts that were found along the route. The state's Public Service Commission held a hearing on the issue Wednesday.

Campaigns Reduced to Cliches

Every presidential campaign draws on familiar pop culture references to bring the candidates down to Earth. Critics use the references to illuminate the differences between voters of different generations.

Accused ‘war criminal’ found working security at U.S. airport

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An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC. A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia's brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation's capital for about 20 years.

If Captain Cook’s ship is found in Newport Harbor, whose is it?

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.

If confirmed, Native American site may delay $3.8B pipeline

Discovery of an archaeological site that may have cultural significance to Native Americans could further delay construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline if government officials require the route to be moved. Houston-based Dakota Access LLC wants to build the pipeline - designed to carry a half-million barrels of oil a day - from northwest North Dakota to a storage facility in south-central Illinois.