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The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.
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Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.
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After a century-long ban, France has legalized absinthe, a potion with a rich history that artists once prized for its supposed hallucinogenic effects.
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Eighty years ago on Sunday, Herbert Hoover dedicated New York’s Empire State Building, the world’s tallest skyscraper at that time.
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Homo erectus groups in China 700,000 years ago weathered the cold by making spears and tools, a new study suggests.