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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.
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The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.
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Capitol Scaffolding Complete, Clearing Way For Restoration Project To Begin

It's hard to miss the scaffolding that has been erected around the U.S. Capitol dome in recent months, but now that it's complete, workers can get to work fixing the cracks.

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Ex-Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.
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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.
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Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

We meet two people who have lived long lives — plus their fathers served in the Civil War. Iris Jordan and Fred Upham spoke with National Geographic News for a story published online last week.
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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other half don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.
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Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust

In 1938, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather went on vacation and filmed a few minutes of footage of his Polish hometown. Seventy years later, his grandson set out to find the people who appeared in that film.
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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

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