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Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the XX anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma,  November 1976.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina (CUBA) - RTR1HSBF

The legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro, the 90-year old communist leader of Cuba, died on Friday. He had ruled the country with a firm grip for nearly half a century, withstanding a 50-year long U.S. economic embargo and multiple assassination attempts. Continue reading

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New York City students study ‘Hamilton,’ head to show

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About 20,000 public high school students from low-income neighborhoods across New York City will get the chance to see “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway hip-hop musical, this spring.
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Fallen WWII soldiers teach students about sacrifice

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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

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

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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

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A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years.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