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‘Daring Beyond Precedent’: One Union Officer’s Bravery at Shepherdstown

A Union officer’s heroism at Shepherdstown awed both friend and foe ...
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Wartime Railroaders Confronted a Tenacious Enemy in the Wilds of Alaska and Yukon Territories

Engineer Railway Detachment 96446A braved blizzards and treacherous terrain while moving vital war materiel inland ...
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Thousands of Name Errors Possible in New Korean War Remembrance Wall, Advocates Fear

Volunteer researchers estimate there are some 2,000 name discrepancies ...
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Scientists discover two new species of ancient, burrowing mammal ancestors

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A joint research team led by Dr. MAO Fangyuan and Dr. ZHANG Chi from the ...
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800-year-old medieval pottery fragments reveal Jewish dietary practices

Archaeologists have found the first evidence of a religious diet locked inside pottery fragments excavated from the early medieval Jewish ...
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American History Review: Rhinestone Bromance

Midnight Cowboy: The best film that should never have been made ...
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9 New Deal Infrastructure Projects That Changed America

The New Deal was a massive effort to lift the United States out of the Great Depression on several fronts ...
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How the Erie Canal Was Built With Raw Labor and Amateur Engineering

In 1809, when President Thomas Jefferson reviewed New York’s ambitious plans for a more than 360-mile canal connecting the Hudson ...
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Telescoping-Wing Airplanes: An Unusual Approach to Variable Geometry

Before jets sported swing wings, an early Russian Designer took a novel approach to variable-geometry wingspans in a series of ...
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