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The Forgotten Parsley Massacre Still Plagues Dominican-Haitian Relations

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Sisters Remember WWI Through Grandfather's Found Diary

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500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

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A trader at the New York Stock Exchange reacts on Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 22 percent — the biggest single-day drop in history. Maria Bastone/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Onlookers watch as suited men stand in front of a large copper kettle still for making illegal liquor, with boxes of bottles and funnels spread before them all for the manufacture of booze, circa 1900. Buyenlarge/Getty Images hide caption

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Indonesian soldiers stand guard over members of the youth wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, who were packed into a truck to be taken to a Jakarta prison in October 1965. Over the next few months, the government's military leadership carried out the systematic execution of hundreds of thousands of people. /AP hide caption

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Cokie Roberts On The History Of U.S. Relations With Iran

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Albert Einstein receives his certificate of American citizenship from Judge Phillip Forman. A German-American, Einstein came to the United States in 1932. Al Aumuller/Library of Congress hide caption

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'I'm An American' Radio Show Promoted Inclusion Before World War II

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Tape worm pills were once advertised as a way to stay thin. Courtesy of Workman Publishing hide caption

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

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Actor Chadwick Boseman On His New Role As 'Marshall'

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Portrait of American social worker Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), early 1900s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Name Doesn't Quite Fit

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Joseph Lister directing the use of carbolic acid spray in one of his earliest antiseptic surgical operations, circa 1865. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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'The Butchering Art': How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

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Former anti-apartheid activist Mohamed Timol, brother of the late Ahmed Timol, holds up a copy of the book "Timol: A Quest for Justice" at the judgment proceedings in Pretoria on Thursday. Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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