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10 Famous Korean War Veterans

On the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, learn about 10 notables who served in the conflict.

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Baby Found Hidden in Coffin of Mummified Swedish Bishop

A CT scan has revealed the tiny body of a premature baby tucked under the feet of a Lutheran bishop’s 336-year-old mummified remains.

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Who was Stand Watie?

One hundred fifty years ago, the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie—the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War—surrendered his army.

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Woman To Be Featured on Newly Redesigned $10 Bill, Treasury Announces

Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for a redesign of the $10 bill, marking the first time in more than a century that a woman will be featured on a U.S. bill.

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8 Things You Should Know About Checkpoint Charlie

Twenty-five years after its closing, explore eight facts about the Berlin border crossing that served as an iconic symbol of the Cold War.

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Remembering the Battle of Okinawa, 70 Years Ago

The nearly three-month battle for Okinawa that ended on June 22, 1945 was the last—and the bloodiest—clash between Japanese and U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Waterloo

Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Bunker Hill

On the Battle of Bunker Hill’s 240th anniversary, explore 10 surprising facts about the first major battle of the American Revolution.

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The Women’s Soccer Outlaws Who Could Beat the Men

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (r) listens as Phil Collins speaks in front of The Alamo, announcing the donation of his collection of historical Alamo artifacts on June 26, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Phil Collins Has Always Remembered the Alamo

A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.

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Einstein Letters Fetch More Than $420K at Auction

More than two dozen letters written by famed physicist Albert Einstein sold at auction this week, bringing in a total of some $420,625.

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Scientists Find Soft Tissue in 75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones

In a pile of unpromising dinosaur fossils dug up in Canada a century ago, British scientists find soft tissue materials preserved for some 75 million years.

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Newly Rediscovered Film Shows Amelia Earhart Shortly Before Fatal Flight

The film is believed to be the last surviving footage of the celebrated female aviator, who disappeared over the South Pacific in July 1937.