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Arlington Cemetery’s 150 Years Rooted In Civil War

Arlington National Cemetery’s hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many different wars. But as Arlington marks its 150th anniversary this year with tours and events, historians note that its roots are firmly planted in the Civil War.

05/19/2014

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Explore the South: Sights to Behold in America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

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

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