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Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.

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Was King Tut Buried in a Hurry?

King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.

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Shroud of Turin: The Work of a Renaissance Artist?

A historian has put forth a new theory about the Shroud of Turin, suggesting it was painted by the Renaissance master Giotto and based on Jesus’ actual burial cloth.

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Slideshow: History of the Duke and Duchess’ New Digs

Home to countless royals and the site of key events, London’s Kensington Palace has a long and rich history.

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Civil War Deadlier Than Previously Thought?

The enormous death toll of America’s bloodiest conflict may be even higher than we think, according to one historian’s recent analysis.

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125 Years Ago: Nice Day for a White House Wedding

Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago.

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She’s Leaving Home: Our Female Ancestors’ Wanderlust

Early human males were homebodies who barely strayed from their native caves, while females traveled far to find their mates, according to a new study.

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A Tale of Two Guns: Legendary Gangsters’ Revolvers Up for Auction

Al Capone’s gun will go up for auction next month, but a revolver that belonged the lesser-known gangster Cole Younger may fetch more money.

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Satellite Images Provide Blueprint for Ancient Egypt

Satellites 400 miles above earth have revealed numerous ancient sites across Egypt, including 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs and 3,100 settlements.

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Civil War Week on HISTORY

Starting Monday, May 30, HISTORY commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a week of special programming. Find out what to watch and check out online.

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How the U.S. President Became the Nation’s Star Athlete

What’s up with Obama’s ping-pong and JFK’s touch football? Just ask Teddy Roosevelt.

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From Pope Urban VII to Bloomberg, Four Centuries of Smoking Bans

Bans on smoking and tobacco products have a long and complex history dating back to the late 16th century.

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Video: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

Explore the history of New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which opened 128 years ago today.