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Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?
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Washington Monument Has Shrunk, Though Not By Much

Surveyors have released a new official architectural height for the Washington Monument, and they found that lightning strikes may have melted the obelisk by as much as half an inch.

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'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.
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'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.
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Fake Food George Washington Could've Sunk His Fake Teeth Into

Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls —Sandy Levins painstakingly recreates our founding father's meals for America's historic houses. Just don't try to eat them: They're sculpted replicas.

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A Story Of U.S. Maritime Disaster Resurfaces

A graduate student recently uncovered video footage of one of the worst nautical disasters in U.S. History. Nate Dimeo shares a story about the S.S. Eastland from his podcast, The Memory Palace.
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'Strange Fruit' Shares Uncelebrated, Quintessentially American Stories

Have you heard of Bass Reeves? Richard Potter? Spottswood Rice? "Box" Brown? If not, illustrator-historian Joel Christian Gill says, you're missing out on some of the best stories in American history.
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How Scams Worked In The 1800s

Women, priests, dapperly dressed gents — no one could be trusted.
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Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase

Courir de Mardi Gras is an old tradition in rural Louisiana. From early morning on, costumed revelers go house to house, drinking, singing and collecting ingredients for a big ole pot of gumbo.
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Newly Discovered Footage Shows Sinking Of SS Eastland

Robert Siegel speaks with grad student Jeff Nichols about his recent find of footage from the 1915 SS Eastland disaster in Chicago.

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