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According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, nine out of every 10 Americans celebrate Christmas, but only half of those view it as a religious holiday.
The modern image of Santa Claus first appeared in a Civil War illustration, and it wasn’t the last time St. Nick was deployed in wartime.
More U.S. civilians died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which took place 25 years ago from Saturday, than in any other terrorist attack except 9/11.
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The unmanned Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3 and lunar rover Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) made a historic landing on the moon this weekend.
The giant asteroid that hit Earth some 65 million years ago may have propelled rocks big enough to shelter life all the way to Mars and the moons of Jupiter.
Medical experts in Madagascar have confirmed that an outbreak of bubonic plague killed at least 20 people in a remote village there last week.
This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city.
As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, take a look back at the “pop star’s welcome” he received upon first visiting the United States in 1990.
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The South African activist and former president led the struggle against apartheid and became a global advocate for human rights.