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Congress Debates Manhattan Project National Park

A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.

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Remembering the Battle of Fredericksburg, 150 Years Later

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, here are eight things you may not know about Fredericksburg.

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Seal Team Six Member Killed in Afghanistan Rescue Operation

The elite U.S. special operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden lost one of its members last weekend during a rescue operation in Afghanistan.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually on the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel’s death, remain some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

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The Killer Fog That Blanketed London, 60 Years Ago

For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands.

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Royal Announcement Leads to Succession Scramble

The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby has put pressure on the British government to change centuries-old rules of royal succession.

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Historic Hot Dog Stand Shuts its Doors for the First Time

After Hurricane Sandy battered the historic boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, one of its most iconic businesses was forced to close for the first time in its 96-year-history.

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The Royal Roots of the American Christmas Tree

An American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.

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The Real Story Behind Plymouth Rock

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican Revolution

As Mexico celebrates Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) today, get the facts on one of history’s most convoluted conflicts.

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5 Things You May Not Know About the Pilgrims

Discover five things about the hosts of the first Thanksgiving that might come as a surprise.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.