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Hong Kong's Protest Umbrellas Have A Deep Political History

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Looting Antiquities, A Fundamental Part Of ISIS' Revenue Stream

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Archaeologists inspect a female figurine inside a recently discovered, fourth-century B.C. tomb, in the town of Amphipolis, northern Greece on Sept. 7. The occupant of the tomb is unknown, but there's speculation that it could be someone who was closely linked to Alexander the Great. Greek Culture Ministry/AP hide caption

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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

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Home-schooling might still be seen as a fringe movement, but today, it's equally outlandish to suggest that home-schooling should be illegal. A few decades ago, that wasn't the case. MoMo Productions/Getty Images/Ozy hide caption

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President Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo DiĀ­az Ordaz, with their wives, celebrate the dedication of the Chamizal Monument in Juarez, Mexico, on Oct. 28, 1967. The monument signified the international boundary marker between the two countries, designated in 1964. Yoichi Okam/Courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

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The good old days: A flight attendant serves coffee and sandwiches to a passenger on board an American Airlines flight, circa 1935. Frederic Lewis/Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweet or salty? Historically among Eastern European Jews, how they liked their gefilte fish depended on where they lived. This divide created a strictly Jewish geography known as "the gefilte fish line." Claire Eggers/NPR hide caption

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Venetians celebrate during the Festa del Redentore in Venice. The festival began in 1576 when the Republic's Senate voted to build a church on the Giudecca Island to Christ the Redeemer to thank God for the city's deliverance from the Plague. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Jacqueline Woodson reads from her newest novel, Sept. 15. Kat Chow/NPR hide caption

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

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Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

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As President Jimmy Carter looks on, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) shakes hands with former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David on Sept. 6, 1978. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

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After Vetting, Civil War Veteran Approved For Medal Of Honor

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Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

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