Making history as the first Black mayor in Montana 

"How can we make this place a better place?" 9/13/18

One Man's Journey From Refugee to Mayor

Helena, Montana has about 30,000 residents and Mayor Wilmot Collins wants to know what each and every one of them thinks. He meets with constituents the first Wednesday of every month, eager to hear firsthand how he can support and improve the community that gave his family a second chance. Collins' own road to Helena was arduous and unexpected, and it all started in Liberia over 20 years ago.

 

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Swimming Through the Wall of Sharks

The pristine waters of French Polynesia draw visitors from all over. Turns out grey reef sharks are pretty fond of them, too—so much so that the Island of Fakarava's southern pass is called the "grey shark wall." Fancy a swim?

The Reason Britain Loves Tea

There's nothing quite as quintessentially British as a cuppa tea. But how did the Chinese tradition make its way into the British consciousness? It's all thanks to Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese royal who married England's King Charles II in 1662. 
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