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- The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Assassination
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln
- Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later
- Hunting Lincoln’s Killer
- WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor
- Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
- The Other Targets of Booth’s Murder Conspiracy
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