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Andrew Jackson Dodges an Assassination Attempt, 180 Years Ago

On the 180th anniversary of the first assassination attempt against a U.S. president, learn how Andrew Jackson miraculously escaped death at the hands of a crazed gunman.

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Beard on King Tut’s Mask Snapped Off, Glued Back On

Egyptian Museum workers accidentally snapped the beard off King Tut’s burial mask and then used epoxy to glue it back. Can the damage be repaired?

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The Final Push to Berlin: The History Behind “Fury”

Learn more about the last days of World War II in Europe that serve as the backdrop to the war drama “Fury.”

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Audie Murphy’s World War II Heroics, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years after U.S. soldier Audie Murphy went “To Hell and Back” and earned the Medal of Honor, learn the story behind one of the most astonishing battlefield actions of World War II.

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10 Things You May Not Know About John Adams

Learn 10 surprising facts about the scholarly Sons of Liberty member who served as the second president of the United States.

David Blank, a professor from the University of California, examines the scrolls at the Naples' National Library (Credit: Salvatore Laporta/AP)

Researchers Unlock Key to Reading Damaged Scrolls From Pompeii Disaster

New X-ray technology can decipher text from papyrus scrolls buried in the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Warren

Learn 10 surprising facts about the oft-forgotten Sons of Liberty leader who died in battle before the United States was even born.

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The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”

Learn the real-life story of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL sharpshooter portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.”

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The Real-Life Haunts of the Sons of Liberty

Explore some of the revolutionaries’ real-life haunts in Boston.

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10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition

Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition.

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The Fall of Fort Fisher, 150 Years Ago

One hundred fifty years after fall of the Confederacy’s Fort Fisher, learn how the collapse of the “Gibraltar of the South” helped bring an end to the Civil War.

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Scientists Say Language May Have Evolved to Help Toolmakers

In a new study, researchers suggest our ancestors may have developed language in order to make the tools necessary for their survival.

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Two Tuskegee Airmen Die on Same Day in Los Angeles

Two members of the famed World War II African-American flying squadron passed away on the same day last week at their respective homes in Los Angeles.