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- Magna Carta Worth $15 Million Found in Archived Scrapbook
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- 6 Surprising Facts About St. Valentine
- The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
- First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
- Notes by Alan Turing’s Team Found in the Walls of Code-Breaking Hut
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