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Then and Now: The Great Chain of West Point, N.Y.

Links of a Great Chain used to block British warships during the Revolutionary War remain on display at West Point ...
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Italy’s African Eagle

East African orphan Domenico Mondelli won the Italian Armed Forces Silver Medal for Military Valor in World War I ...
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How the US Civil War Divided Indian Nations

The American Civil War wasn’t just a conflict between citizens of the Union and the Confederacy. Spilling over into Indian ...
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8 Ways Past US Presidents Handled the Peaceful Transfer of Power

The peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next is a hallmark of American democracy. After John Adams ...
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Americans Laughed at H.L. Mencken’s Cynical Commentary—Little Did They Know

The Sage of Baltimore thought his countrymen's beliefs were worthy of a less-evolved species, and told them so ...
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Middle Stone Age populations repeatedly occupied West African coast

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) In a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, ...
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Key Steps That Led to End of Apartheid

The formal end of the apartheid government in South Africa was hard-won. It took decades of activism from both inside ...
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The microbiome of Da Vinci’s drawings

(Frontiers) The microbiome study of seven drawings from Leonardo Da Vinci reveals that conservation work, geographical location, and past contaminations ...
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The Mural Art of Fred Haberlein

'Lightning Heart' produced 140 murals, some historical and some religious, over his six-decade career ...
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Archaeology: Transition to feudal living in 14th century impacted local ecosystems

(Scientific Reports) The transition from tribal to feudal living, which occurred throughout the 14th century in Lagow, Poland had a ...
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