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Oldest Living Marine Veteran Turns 107

When Dorothy Schmidt Cole joined the Marine Corps in July 1943, she wasn’t thinking about the impact her service would ...
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How the 2000 Election Came Down to a Supreme Court Decision

Five hundred thirty-seven votes. That's all that separated Democrat Al Gore and his Republican challenger George W. Bush when, on ...
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Teddy Roosevelt Jr.: The Officer Who Stormed Normandy with Nothing but a Cane and a Pistol

We’ll start the war from right here!” Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. purportedly declared as his Higgins landing craft drifted ...
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Lying in State: The History Behind the Solemn Tradition

Since 1852, 35 individuals have received the high honor of lying in state: 12 presidents, two vice presidents, plus members ...
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The Quiet Heroine: Jeannette Guyot

Among the most decorated Allied agents in German-occupied France, Jeannette Guyot was arrested and withstood three months of interrogation. Yet ...
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On-Screen Review: First Cow

Writer-director Kelly Reichardt relates the offbeat tale of frontier roomies and a cow they milk for profit ...
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Why Do 9 Justices Serve on the Supreme Court?

Only since 1869 have there consistently been nine justices appointed to the Supreme Court. Before that, Congress routinely changed the ...
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For Alwyn Cashe’s Family, Another Step Towards an Overdue Honor

“I knew he met the criteria for the Medal of Honor. I told my kids I could not leave this ...
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Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods

(CNRS) Millions of mummified ibis and birds of prey, sacrificed to the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra or Thoth, have been ...
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Winston Groom, Famed Author of Forrest Gump, Dies at 77

“It’s something that was very impressed on me. To write about men in war.” ...
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