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A new study suggests that humans, not vermin, spread the Black Death, and that the disease may not have been bubonic plague after all.
Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.
A rare second-century statue of the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was discovered in northern Israel, officials reported yesterday.
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