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Confederate Battle Flag Rises in Va. off I-95

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.

09/29/2013

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1st Black Union Soldiers Remembered in D.C. Exhibit

Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

09/15/2013

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Ku Klux Klan Plans Rally at Md. Civil War Battlefield

A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group says it plans to hold a rally this weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.

09/03/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: 5 Million Displaced Inside Syria

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.

09/02/2013

The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not to endanger a planned peace conference for Syria or alter the balance of power in the Middle East by providing an advanced air defense system to President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

1 Million Child Refugees Created From Syria War

Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.

08/23/2013

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Wal-Mart Store That Stirred Outcry Opening in Va.

A Wal-Mart Supercenter is opening Wednesday miles from a site near a Civil War battlefield where the retail giant first proposed building, sparking a national outcry.

07/09/2013

Israeli soldiers patrol next to the border fence on May 7, 2013 on border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel: Syria’s Assad Will ‘Bear The Consequences’ Of Further Escalation

Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.

05/21/2013

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Century-Old Loudoun Confederate Soldier Statue Stirs Controversy

An idea that was pitched by Leesburg attorney John P. Flannery in Wednesday’s edition of the Loudoun-Times Mirror newspaper — tear down the 105-year-old Confederate soldier statue in front of the Old Courthouse — is getting mixed reviews.

05/16/2013

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Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson Death Likely Pneumonia

Chancellorsville Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, felled by friendly fire from his troops during the Civil War.

05/10/2013

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

Md. Man Finds Live Civil War-era Shell Buried in His Yard

J.D. Taylor Jr. was planting trees at his Sharpsburg home when he came upon a startling sight: a live Civil War-era shell. It was the second time he has done so.

04/12/2013

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