Fight For Klimt Portrait A Fight To Reclaim History

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Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

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In 1940, the federal government sent 120,000 census takers across America to ask questions like, "Do you live on a farm?" and "Where were you living on April 1, 1935?" Hansel Mieth/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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1940 Census Release Is 'Super Bowl For Genealogists'

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Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. courtesy of Michael Tilson Thomas hide caption

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The Thomashefskys: Stars Of The Yiddish Stage

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Auction House To Sell Titanic Collection

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How were William Shakespeare's words pronounced more than 400 years ago? A new recording from the British Library aims to replicate the authentic accent of Shakespeare's day. Above, a depiction of the dramatist at work in his study, by A.H. Payne. Edward Gooch/Getty Images hide caption

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Shakespeare's Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound?

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Women Once Again In Crossfire Of Culture Wars

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Betty Werther's passport photo from 60 years ago. Courtesy Betty Werther hide caption

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Years Later, He Brought Her Passport Back

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John Demjanjuk emerges from the courtroom with his lawyers after a judge sentenced him to five years in prison for charges related to 28,060 counts of accessory to murder in May 2011 in Munich, Germany. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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Convicted Nazi Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Dies

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Historian Andrew Preston says George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were not religious themselves but did see religion as a source of morality. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

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Bad Girls Of History, How Wicked Were They?

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Detail of The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet. The Library of Congress hide caption

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'Emancipating Lincoln': A Pragmatic Proclamation

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'If Walls Could Talk': A History Of The Home

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Look Out, Copper: A 1928 Ford Model A car (left) and a 1938 Ford paddy wagon arrive at the Feb. 14 grand opening of The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Vegas Museum Offers A Mob History You Can't Refuse

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