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- A Flag Day History of the Stars and Stripes
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln
- English Channel Yields Rare World War II Find
- 5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona
- Entire Army Sacrificed in Denmark Returns to the Surface
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A new study suggests that humans, not vermin, spread the Black Death, and that the disease may not have been bubonic plague after all.
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