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Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?

If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.

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Organ Transplants: A Brief History

As news breaks of the longest organ transplant chain to date, explore the history of these potentially lifesaving procedures.

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Five Presidents’ Rocky Roads to the White House

This Presidents’ Day, check out the obstacles that five of our commanders-in-chief overcame on their way to the Oval Office.

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7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn and Friendship 7

On the 50th anniversary of this historic space flight, here are some facts you might not know about the first American to orbit the Earth.

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Major Milestones in U.S.-China Relations

A look back at some pivotal moments in the complicated relationship between these two nations.

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All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.

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Missing World War II Ace Located After 71 Years

British researchers have found the final resting place of Derek Allen, a Royal Air Force pilot who went missing in 1940.

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Empire State Building For Sale?

With the announcement of a $1 billion public stock offering, it will soon be possible to own a piece of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

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7 Heartwarming Romantic Gestures

Your Valentine’s Day gift will inevitably pale in comparison to these legendary expressions of love.

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Mary Todd Lincoln Portrait Revealed as Hoax

Just in time for the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, news broke of a hoax involving a well-known portrait of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.

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Prisoner Exchanges Across the Bridge of Spies, From Powers to Shcharansky

Francis Gary Powers, one of several Cold War prisoners exchanged across Berlin’s Glienicke Brücke bridge, was released 50 years ago today.

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Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110

Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles Dickens

On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, explore seven fascinating facts about the English novelist and his extraordinary life.