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Washington's Lesser-Known Memorials

Find out why there are memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot and women who died on the Titanic.

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Family Fights For Honor Of 'Rogue' Vietnam General

John Lavelle was accused of authorizing illegal bombing raids in North Vietnam in 1972 and forced to retire with only two stars instead of four. Several years later, White House tapes revealed that President Nixon had backed the raids. Now Lavelle's family wants to know why his rank hasn't been restored.
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Washington's Lesser Known Memorials

Find out why there memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot, and women who died on the Titanic...

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'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

Tired of seeing the same old photos of Josephine Baker in a banana skirt, writer Nichelle Gainer started a blog showcasing rarely seen photos of African-American actors, educators, writers, students, musicians and more.
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100 Years Ago, Maillard Taught Us Why Our Food Tastes Better Cooked

The French know how to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of how cooking changes the taste, texture and color of food. Hundreds of scientists gathered recently near the village where Louis-Camille Maillard was born to honor him.
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Residents, Archaeologists Dig Into History Of 'The Hill'

Archaeologists from the University of Maryland are helping to peel back the layers of time in an Easton, Md. neighborhood called The Hill. The neighborhood was once a thriving community of free African Americans during an era of widespread slavery on the Eastern Shore.

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Ohio 'On The Front Line' In The War Of 1812

To mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Ohio Historical Society's new exhibit features important artifacts and information on the war and Ohio's role in it. The exhibit, "War of 1812: Ohio on the Front Line," features memorabilia that tells the stories of the people behind the war.

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