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Happy New Year From Around the World

Regardless of where American traditions come from, they are well rooted in American culture — but what about cultures from around the world?

12/28/2012

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Civil Rights Group: Obama Needs More Black Votes To Win Election

One of the country’s oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels that helped to put him in the White House.

07/17/2012

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Best Lesser-Known Historical Sites In DC

While the city’s most popular destinations, like the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial, attract thousands of visitors each year, DC is home lesser-known historical sites that are just as interesting.

06/18/2012

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The History Of Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…

01/29/2012

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Indulge Your Inner Know-It-All: Labor Day Edition

Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ

08/12/2011

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2011

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Top 10 Books Written by Our Presidents

Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]

06/13/2011

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History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.

06/01/2011

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