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Image of a group of Union Soldiers based in Virginia (Photo Credit: Library Of Congress)

Civil War Remnants Discovered Beneath Va. College

The College of William and Mary has long claimed fame as the “Alma Mater of a Nation,” pre-dating the American Revolution. Now archaeologist say weeks of fresh excavation have uncovered the remnants of earthworks apparently dug by occupying Union troops — new evidence that the colonial-era school had an outsized role in the Civil War.

08/10/2012

Firefighters struggle to contain a spreading fire after a highjacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon September 11, 2001 in Arlington, Va. (credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Jim Varhegyi via Getty Images)

Documents Reveal Air Force Decided To Treat 9/11 Remains As Medical Waste

Newly released Pentagon documents show that U.S. Air Force officers debated briefly about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidentifiable fragments of remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon should be treated as medical waste and incinerated.

03/30/2012