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Donald Trump visits the site of Pickett's Charge, an ill-fated 1863 confederate assault, in Gettysburg, Pa. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Civil War History Lesson On Trump's Visit To Gettysburg

Trump visited the site of Pickett's Charge, a failed Confederate assault on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Palestinian Saed Karzoun, 31, is a motivational speaker who preaches positive thinking in the West Bank. He acknowledges it's a hard sell, with many Palestinians saying they are depressed about the present and pessimistic about the future. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

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Donald Trump visits the site of Pickett's Charge, an ill-fated 1863 confederate assault, in Gettysburg, Pa. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Civil War History Lesson On Trump's Visit To Gettysburg

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Democrats and Republicans often have trouble seeing one another's perspectives. Researchers think this might be driven in part by their earliest experience of power — the family. Mark Airs/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Why Does This Election Have Us So Down? Social Science May Have An Answer

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A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

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