History In The Headlines

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Forensics Put a Face to a Stone Age Boy’s Remains

The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine forensics and art.

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Is the Declaration of Independence Illegal?

British barristers and American attorneys debated whether the historic document amounted to treason.

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The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi: Slideshow

As news of his death breaks, find out more about the ousted Libyan leader’s rise and fall.

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Viking Chief Buried in His Boat Found in Scotland

The first intact Viking boat burial site to be found on the British mainland was discovered recently in Scotland, archaeologists announced.

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Did Jamestown’s Settlers Drink Themselves to Death?

Geologists are investigating whether tainted drinking water killed most of Jamestown’s colonists during the “starving time” of 1609-1610.

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100,000-Year-Old Paint Mixing Kits Found

A recent discovery suggests that early humans engaged in sophisticated behaviors such as making paint earlier than previously thought.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex Goes Up a Size

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest land predators that ever lived, was even bigger than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Is the Black Death the Ancestor of All Modern Plagues?

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the bug responsible for the Black Death, which killed up to half of Europe’s population in the mid-14th century.

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Wall Street: 300 Years of Protests

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its fifth week, explore a map of historic protests, riots and other events in New York’s Financial District.

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Urban Infernos Throughout History

Get the facts on the Great Chicago Fire, which took place 140 years ago, and other blazes that decimated cities.

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Great American Garage Entrepreneurs

Find out about great American businesses that got their start in garages, including one classic example: Apple Inc., co-founded by the late Steve Jobs in 1976.

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Fred Shuttlesworth, Noted Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89

Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Archaeological Survey Reveals Life on Gallipoli’s Front Lines

Researchers have unearthed artifacts that shed light on the World War I campaign, including sleeping and eating facilities.