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On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88.
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General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today.
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A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.
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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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