Fallen WWII soldiers teach students about sacrifice


In the more than 70 years since allied soldiers stormed the beach at Normandy, firsthand accounts of the lives lost that day are slipping away. Continue reading

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Destroyed World War Two weapons are displayed during a media demonstration at the Society for the Disposal of Chemical Weapons and Ordnance (GEKA) in Munster, March 5, 2014. The state owned GEKA is the only German company which is able to destroy chemical munitions and explosives. Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemical weapons, including mustard gas, for destruction abroad, the global chemical arms watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Tuesday. They are to be transferred to the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray and commercial destruction facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of a Russian-U.S. deal struck last year.  REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY MILITARY) - RTR3G2L8

Military conducted race-based experiments during WWII


The U.S. tested the effects of highly toxic mustard gas on troops in nonconsensual, race-based experiments during World War II, according to a new NPR investigation. Continue reading

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Revealing the painful last moments of George Washington


A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years. Continue reading

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70 years later, Holocaust victim’s dress designs come back to life


A new look at the Holocaust is coming from an unexpected place: a fashion design project decades in the making. Continue reading

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Why we still need Freedom Schools, 50 years later


Half a century ago, students and local organizers banded together to fight to end segregation and discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. Continue reading

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