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Reenactors fire a cannon as they participate in a Civil War battle reenactment. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Burns at 2 Va. Civil War Sites Scheduled

Smoke rising from two areas of the Richmond National Battlefield Park over the next week will not be the work of overzealous Civil War re-enactors.

04/02/2014

A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.

02/01/2014

File photo of a confederate flag in the south. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Md. Could Rescind 1861 Vote to Protect Slavery

Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.

01/31/2014

A man helps two Syrian women leave a bombed out building after an alleged Syrian government airstrike. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

United States Says Syria Balking At Chemical Weapons Deal

U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.

01/31/2014

Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov ahead of Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. (GARY CAMERON/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Says Assad Has Lost ‘Legitimacy’ To Govern Syria

At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.

01/22/2014

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Law Requiring Confederate Street Names in Alexandria Questioned

The city of Alexandria, steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.

01/14/2014

A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir re-captured Bor airport from rebel forces. ( SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images))

South Sudan Peace Talks Held Amid Continuing Clashes

Government and rebel forces are battling for a key oil producing region.

12/27/2013

The United Nations is increasing its presence in South Sudan as tensions and violence escalate. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan

34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.

12/26/2013

James Getty, portraying the 16th president of the US Abraham Lincoln, recites the Gettysburg Address during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary Lincolns historic Gettysburg Address on November 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gettysburg Address — 150 Years Later

On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and everyday Americans alike, to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.

11/19/2013

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