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- 10 Things You May Not Know About Christopher Columbus
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- The Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America
- Iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel Changes Hands
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Researchers have recreated the face of a Viking woman who died some 1,000 years ago, offering what may be the most accurate representation yet of a living, breathing Viking.
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Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, one of the largest theropod dinosaurs in history and Tyrannosaurus rex’s long-lost relative, has been identified in China.
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The recent crisis in Libya is only the latest development in a long and tumultuous history of relations between the North African nation and the West.
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