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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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Soldier Lost in WWII Being Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

An Army private who went missing in World War II is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were recovered seven decades later.

09/12/2014

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret 'Stay-Behind Agents' Against Russian Invasion File photo of the Iditarod race. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ Against Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a […]

08/31/2014

Pages from the diary of German Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg are displayed at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Museum Opens UN Archive on WWII Crimes

From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.

07/17/2014

Pages from the diary of German Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg are displayed at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Museum Opens U.N. Archive on WWII War Crimes

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has obtained a full copy of the U.N. War Crimes Commission archive that has largely been locked away for the past 70 years under restricted access at the United Nations.

07/17/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Feinstein Compares Immigrant Children To Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today.

07/10/2014

File photo of a gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

89-Year-Old U.S. Man Held on Nazi Death Camp Charges

An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

06/18/2014

The U.S. secretary of state is Saint Briac — the small French town that's home to his family's ancestral estate. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Kerry Commemorates D-Day At Family’s French Ancestral Estate

The U.S. secretary of state is Saint Briac — the small French town that’s home to his family’s ancestral estate.

06/07/2014

An unidentified Viet Nam veteran traces a name off a fallen soldier off the Viet Nam Memorial wall seen here on  Veteran's Day November 11, 2013  as he pays his respects in Washington, DC.     (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Honor Flight Enables Vets to See Memorials

It’s not too often that when a memorial is built in someone’s honor that those people get to see the memorial in person.

05/17/2014

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Obama, Putin To Attend D-Day Anniversary In France Next Month

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be attending next month’s World War II anniversary in France.

05/08/2014

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