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- The Capture of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapper, 80 Years Ago
- The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
- Amphipolis Tomb May Belong to Alexander the Great’s Mother
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- Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
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