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The Clinton library's secret files

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:44
A trove of Clinton White House records long processed for release remains hidden from public view.

Fox News judge lambasted for criticizing Lincoln on the Daily Show

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:35
Andrew Napolitano questions the economic underpinnings of the Civil War and Lincoln's legacy, but Larry Wilmore argues that tea isn't the only black thing worth fighting for. 

Angelina Jolie directing movie about WW II hero

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:41
Angelina Jolie Speaks to Tom Brokaw about Universal’s ‘Unbroken’.

How the sands of time have almost swallowed a German ghost town in the Namibian desert

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:53
Kolmanskop is being swallowed by the desert.

Japanese archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb with vivid murals in Egypt

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:44
The site is part of a necropolis that contains 1,000 or so grotto tombs that were first excavated nearly 200 years ago.

Longest-serving US Congressman John Dingell to retire

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:37
Dingell served for nearly sixty years.

Ingush elders recall the horror of deportation

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:37
Nearly 100,000 Ingush who were deported from their homes by the Soviets during World War II.

Smithsonian eyes influences of Indian-Americans

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:35
Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners and spelling bee champs, based on a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.

Calif. couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:35
Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition.

Stalin’s Presence Is Still Felt in Host City

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:35
A champion of collectivism, Stalin undoubtedly would have frowned upon the renting of his summer home to a corporation.

Play About Detroit Riots Wins Kennedy Drama Prize

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:35
. The award includes a $100,000 cash prize as well as assistance from the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University Libraries.

Bonnie Prince Charlie portrait found by art historian Bendor Grosvenor

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:35
Grosvenor also revealed famous portrait previously accepted as genuine was actually of prince's younger brother Henry.

Wolf Blitzer: Ted Nugent used Nazi terminology, 'subhuman mongrel,' to describe President Barack Obama

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 02:58
Nugent made the remarks at a Las Vegas gun expo in January.

Stop female scientists being written out of Wikipedia history

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:54
The Royal Society is urging people to help it shine a light on the achievements of women in science in a forthcoming 'edit-athon.'

Rival Chicago groups clash over Obama library bid

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:54
The contest to host his presidential library has set off some classic Chicago infighting between activists in depressed neighborhoods and wealthy universities.

Smithsonian wins approval for new museum design

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:54
A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color "corona" as the defining element of the Smithsonian's new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

How Google Maps and Gmail Will Distort Human History

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:54
Author Simon Garfield doesn't consider himself nostalgic. But his two new books, "On the Map" and "To the Letter," chronicle just how much history we have lost due to the prevalence of digital maps and correspondence.

Newly Digitized Footage Reveals an RFK Speech One Week Before His Assassination

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:54
"I think it's been the gravest kind of error," Kennedy said of the Vietnam War.

See it Live: Famed Nimitz' WWII 'Diary' to be Unveiled Online Monday

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:37
The Naval War College Library in Newport, R.I. will publicly unveil online the 4,000-page "Gray Book" collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz.

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