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Sen. Joseph McCarthy (right) consults with attorney Roy Cohn, circa 1954. In the 1970s, Cohn would become a mentor and lawyer to Donald Trump. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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Pictured from left to right: catcher O'Neal Pullen, pitcher Ajay Johnson, shortstop Biz Mackey and manager Lonnie Goodwin Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/Courtesy of Bill Staples, Jr. hide caption

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Opinion: Outplaying Segregation, Negro National League Hits 100-Year Milestone

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The Kaaba in the centre of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1979. Every year, millions of Muslims complete a Hajj, or pilgrimage, to this sacred spot. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists visit Mount Rushmore National Monument on Wednesday. President Trump is expected to visit the federal monument in South Dakota and give a speech before a fireworks display on Friday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Mississippi state flags wave outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in 2019. State lawmakers voted to retire the current flag, and Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign the measure. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Mississippi Black Lawmaker On Taking Down The Flag: A Symbol Of 'Hate And Not Love'

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Thomas Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves, yet he also wrote that "all men are created equal." How did he square the contradictions between his values and his everyday life? ericfoltz/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mississippi state flag flies in front of the capitol dome in 2019. Lawmakers have voted to remove and replace the flag. Brandon Dill/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team, by Arshay Cooper Flatiron Books hide caption

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'A Most Beautiful Thing' Tells Of The First U.S. All-Black High School Rowing Team

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TED2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak speaks at TED2016. Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Sarah Parcak: How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

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A.J. Jacobs speaks at TEDNYC Intersections in 2018. Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash / TED hide caption

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A.J. Jacobs: How Can We Thank Those We Take for Granted?

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The USS San Jacinto passes by the Statue of Liberty in May of 2017. On Thursday, guided-missile cruiser was one of two Navy vessels that broke a record for consecutive days at sea. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Park describes his experiences as a child soldier during an interview in his office in Yeongju. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Thousands Of Child Soldiers Died In The Korean War. Survivors Want More Recognition

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An article on Mary Mallon where she was infamously labeled "Typhoid Mary." She was the first healthy person identified as a carrier of typhoid fever in the United States. Library of Congress hide caption

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A man kneels and raises his fist in the air during a march and protest to mark the Juneteenth holiday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Call For Reparations: How America Might Narrow The Racial Wealth Gap

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The words "and Providence Plantations" will be removed from many Rhode Island state documents under an executive order by Gov. Gina Raimondo. The state legislature will consider an official name change. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Police officers stand guard with the statue of former President Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it Monday in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson stands tall on the grounds of the West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston. Dave Mistich/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump sleep in the early morning while lined up to attend the Trump's campaign rally near the BOK Center, site of tomorrow's rally, June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The President's Indoor Rally; Rise In Cases Not Explained By More Testing

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