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- Researchers Identify Fragment of Amelia Earhart’s Plane
- Lincoln’s Hard-Fought Civil War Re-Election, 150 Years Ago
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Ellis Island
- 151 Years Later, Gettysburg Hero Awarded Medal of Honor
- 9 Things You May Not Know About William Tecumseh Sherman
- "Virtual Autopsy" of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture
- Archaeologists Uncover 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints in Denmark
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