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High Court Asked to Rule on Tour-Guide Licensing

Should tour guides in Washington have to prove they know James Madison from James Monroe? Should those in New Orleans take tests on the difference between Creole and Cajun?

11/17/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Fairfax County Educator Named Va.’s History Teacher of the Year

A Fairfax County educator has been named at the 2014 Virginia History Teacher of the Year.

06/10/2014

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Smithsonian Eyes Influences of Indian-Americans

Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers and spelling bee champs — just a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.

02/25/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

Archaeologists recovered as much as they could before construction obliterated the old graveyard. (Getty Images)

Virginia Community In Arms After High School Digs Up Graveyard For Football Field

A Virginia community is in an uproar after a school district dug up an old graveyard to build a high school football field.

12/04/2013

A woman displays a placard at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights And Immigration History Connected

When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

08/26/2013

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Obama Talks Race Relations in Remarks About Trayvon Martin

President Barack Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a “history that doesn’t go away.”

07/19/2013

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI - JUNE 17:  FBI agents direct a vehicle carrying digging machinery to a field to dig for the possible remains of former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa June 17, 2013 in Oakland Township, Michigan. The agents were acting on a tip provided by Tony Zerilli, 85, a former mobster, who was released from prison in 2008. Hoffa, who had reported ties to organized crime, went missing in July of 1975. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

On the Search for Jimmy Hoffa

Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss’ body was buried.

06/17/2013

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Best Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Washington DC

As the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. has privileged access to the history of the American presidents. These national landmarks boast exclusive historical insight into the life and work of the presidents.

02/18/2013

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