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.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
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.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
Government and rebel forces are battling for a key oil producing region.
34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.
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.
Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.
Hundreds gathered Saturday in freshly cleared woods along Interstate 95 to celebrate the raising of a Confederate battle flag, an event that stirred strong opposition from those who view the flag as a symbol of division.