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- The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America
- The Forgotten Story of America’s Titanic, 150 Years Ago
- 8 Things You May Not Know About the Gallipoli Campaign
- In Reversal, Pearl Harbor Unknowns to Be Exhumed
- 8 Things You Didn't Know About Catherine the Great
- WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor
- Mussolini’s Final Hours, 70 Years Ago
- Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
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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.
On the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment’s ratification, look back at America’s surprising reaction to the end of Prohibition.
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Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.