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8 Things You May Not Know About the Louisiana Purchase

On the 210th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.

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Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul

On what would have been the publisher’s 150th birthday, here are eight things you should know about William Randolph Hearst.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On Saturday, the worlds of Washington, D.C. and Hollywood will once again collide as the nation’s capital plays host to the annual affair.

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Einstein’s Relativity Theory Passes Tough Test

A rare binary star system has put Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity to its most challenging test to date.

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It’s All About the (New) Benjamins

The Federal Reserve has announced that a new version of the $100 bill will enter circulation this fall.

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After 155 Years, It’s the End of an Era at Cooper Union

One of the nation’s most celebrated schools has announced a controversial change to its tuition structure.

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Remembering Richie Havens: Ten Things You May Not Know About Woodstock

As we remember this music legend, check out some surprising facts about this iconic event.

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Dinosaur Egg Study Suggests New Evolutionary Link With Birds

A new study of fossilized dinosaur eggs provides evidence of similarities between the nesting behaviors of dinosaurs and their closest living relatives – birds.

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New Super-Earths May Support Life

NASA announces the discovery of seven new distant planets, three of which may be able to support life.

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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice.

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Ancient Ritual Bath Unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Jerusalem recently uncovered a 2,000-year-old ritual bath during a road excavation project.

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King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later

On its 50th anniversary, take a look back at a seminal text of the Civil Rights Movement.

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What You Need to Know About North Korea

Get a primer on the enigmatic nation and why it’s causing a global crisis.