Christopher Wray confirmed as FBI director
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to take over as FBI director, replacing James Comey, who President Trump fired in May.
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Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
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John Raynsford
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Torture in the Tower of London, 1597
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