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The day after 9/11: Burning buildings, bodies, bomb scares

Fear mounted in New York City on Sept. 12, 2001, as people searched for hundreds missing in the Worl ...View More

Let’s get real about Robert E. Lee and slavery

Was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee actually against slavery? Did he personally whip an enslaved woma ...View More

Sept. 11, 2001: An ordinary work day, then surreal scenes of dread and death

They boarded planes, went to their offices at the World Trade Center or the Pentagon. Some wouldn’t  ...View More

Jim Jordan says vaccine mandates are un-American. George Washington thought otherwise.

Critics were quick to pan Rep. Jim Jordan’s tweet of vaccine mandates being "un-American" as off — w ...View More

They weren’t born yet when their dads died on 9/11. The loss shaped their lives.

The 19-year-olds, born in the weeks and months after the attack, grieve for fathers who never got to ...View More

That time America almost had a 30-hour workweek

A six-hour workday could have become the national standard during the Great Depression. Here's the s ...View More

The nameless Louisiana hurricane that wiped out an island resort before the Civil War

In 1856, a storm that may have been more powerful than Hurricane Ida killed at least 200 wealthy vac ...View More

She survived the Tulsa Race Massacre. Now, at 107, she’s become a queen mother.

Viola Fletcher and her 100-year-old brother flew in August from Oklahoma to Ghana, where they were h ...View More

After 9/11, Kenneth Feinberg was asked to do the unthinkable: Assign a value to each life lost that day

As special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Feinberg presided over an unpreced ...View More

The FBI break-in that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s misdeeds to be honored with historical marker

The 1971 burglary of an FBI outpost in suburban Philadelphia by anti-war protesters first revealed H ...View More

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