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'Rock Heads' Ran Newspaper That Panned 'Gettysburg Address'

In Harrisburg, Pa., editors of The Patriot-News this week expressed their regret over what their predecessors wrote 150 years ago. Back then, the newspaper hated Lincoln's address. Now, the editors can't believe what the newspaper said.
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Joe Sacco: "The Great War"

Catoonist and journalist Joe Sacco uses a single page that spans 24 feet to tell the story of the Battle of the Somme.

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Hanukkah And Thanksgiving, A Culinary Convergence

We explore the once-in-a-lifetime culinary convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, popularly known as "Thanksgivukkah." From cranberry babka to turkey stuffed with challah, he'll find out how you can deliciously combine foods from both traditions for your holiday table.

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JFK's Lasting Economic Legacy: Lower Tax Rates

President Kennedy presided over a nearly miraculous economic turnaround. At the time of his death in November 1963, corporate profits were hitting record highs and stock prices were soaring. Kennedy also did something that conservatives have been praising ever since: He pushed for much lower tax rates.
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150 Years Later, Newspaper Retracts Gettysburg Address Diss

Seven score and ten years ago, a Pennsylvania newspaper described the Gettysburg Address as nothing more than the "silly remarks" of President Lincoln. Now, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg would like to take that back.
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Center For Hellenic Studies Gets A Piece Of The Rock

Mosaics designed by the art deco master Hildreth Meiere have gone from being abandoned in a Newark storage room, to a brand new home in D.C.
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Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

The Smithsonian Institution has millions of fossils, sculptures and other historic artifacts in its vast collections. Twenty of them are now available for 3-D printing — and viewing from every conceivable angle — online.
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Jill Lepore: "Book Of Ages: The Life And Opinions Of Jane Franklin"

Historian Jill Lepore on the life of Jane Franklin, Ben Franklin's beloved sister. She was a passionate reader, a gifted writer and a shrewd observer of politics. But she was also a mother of 12 who lived in poverty and, like most women of her era, in near total obscurity.

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It's National Indian Pudding Day! Here's Why You Should Celebrate

Indian pudding, the traditional New England dessert, is rich in both history and flavor. It's made by combining cornmeal and milk with molasses. Food historians say it's one of the first truly American recipes.
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Who Were You When JFK Was Shot?

Everybody of a certain age remembers where they were during a Moment of National Significance. But do you remember who you were? And how the event changed your life?

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