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The Lusitania Mystery: Why British Codebreakers Didn't Try To Save It

The ocean liner's sinking by a German U-boat led to the U.S. entering World War I. Erik Larson, author of Dead Wake, says British intelligence knew the ship was in danger and didn't tell anyone.
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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

The president will speak in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, a half-century after civil rights marchers were beaten and tear-gassed by state troopers.
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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.
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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.
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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.
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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.
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Becoming George Washington: The Virginia Farm Where The First President Grew Up

Most people have heard of Mount Vernon, but archaeologists are hard at work at another Virginia site where the nation's first president spent much of his childhood.

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Billionaire's Research Team Discovers Japanese World War II Battleship

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says his team found the wreckage of the Mushashi in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
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Inside The Creation Of The Smithsonian's African American Museum

We get the latest on construction of the last new museum on the National Mall: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

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