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Charles Ponzi: What Makes a Con Artist?

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by T.D. Thornton When you think of the history of con artists, what images come to mind? Perhaps it’s the dashing “sharpie in a fedora” stereotype that hearkens to the Roaring Twenties. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of financial ruin with

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New York’s First Black Firefighters

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By Ginger Adams Otis Black Firefighters It’s no secret that FDNY firefighters are among the best in the world, but here’s a little-known fact about New York’s Bravest: a black woman was among the city’s earliest black firefighters. Her name

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