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- Researchers Identify Fragment of Amelia Earhart’s Plane
- Archaeologists Uncover 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints in Denmark
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Berlin Wall
- 151 Years Later, Gettysburg Hero Awarded Medal of Honor
- 9 Fascinating Facts About the Suez Canal
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