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Judge Robert Rosenberg of the Broward County Canvassing Board uses a magnifying glass to examine a dimpled chad on a punch card ballot on November 24, 2000 during a vote recount in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert King/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Years Ago, A U.S. Pilot Saw An 'End To The Sorrow' On Armistice Day

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The U.S. military needed skilled operators to handle the telephones in World War I. Known as the Hello Girls, 223 U.S. women served in France. Some worked near the front lines with Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, the top U.S. commander. Here, the women work in Seine, France, in 1918. Their story was largely forgotten, but is being recognized on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. U.S. Army Signal Corps Archives hide caption

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100 Years On, The 'Hello Girls' Are Recognized For World War I Heroics

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African-American educator and newly elected U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm gives the victory sign on election night 1968. Pictorial Parade/Getty Images hide caption

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A Look Back On Shirley Chisholm's Historic 1968 House Victory

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President Richard Nixon with Vice President Gerald Ford. Nixon resigned on Aug. 9, 1974, rather than face the prospect of impeachment over Watergate. Historical/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Long Sealed, Newly Released Watergate 'Road Map' Could Guide Russia Probe

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A woman votes Tuesday in Cambridge, Ohio. More than a dozen races were decided by a single vote or ended in a tie over the last 20 years. Justin Merriman/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Gottesman, 95, in his Squirrel Hill apartment in Pittsburgh. Gottesman survived the Holocaust, and eventually came to Pittsburgh. Reid Frazier for NPR hide caption

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'Pockets Of Poison' Still Exist: Holocaust Survivors Reflect On Pittsburgh Shooting

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Yuval Noah Harari: Could Big Data Destroy Liberal Democracy?

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Edward Tenner: Can We View Technology's Unintended Consequences In A Positive Light?

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Engraving from a series of images titled "The Great Yellow Fever Scourge — Incidents Of Its Horrors In The Most Fatal District Of The Southern States." Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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How Yellow Fever Turned New Orleans Into The 'City Of The Dead'

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Sandra Day O'Connor in a 1950 Stanford University yearbook photo and William Rehnquist in a 1948 Stanford University yearbook photo. Associated Press hide caption

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O'Connor, Rehnquist And A Supreme Marriage Proposal

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A woman places flowers at the Solovetsky Stone monument in front of the former KGB headquarters in central Moscow on Monday. Dozens of people gathered there to remember the victims of Soviet-era political repressions. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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