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- Oldest Surviving USS Arizona Crewman Dies at 100
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- Mandela Becomes a Free Man, 25 Years Ago
- First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
- The Battle of Iwo Jima Begins, 70 Years Ago
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The discovery of a 6,000-year-old settlement near Stonehenge may provide new insights into the origins of one of England’s most enigmatic historical sites.
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