People waved the national flags of South Sudan during a peace ceremony in the capital city of Juba last Thursday. South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba after two years of exile, saying he had come bearing a message of peace.
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Karin Bruwelheide handles an amputates limb that dates back to the Civil War. The bones were discovered by scientists at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History have been analyzing the bones to learn more about them and who they may have belonged to.
This image, provided by the Library of Congress, shows the cover of a collection of Confederate songs published in 1861, which includes "Maryland, My Maryland." State lawmakers want to retire it as Maryland's official state song but not erase it.
Altogether, the Constitution has only been amended 17 times since the Bill of Rights, and one of those amendments (the 21st) was done just to repeal another (the 18th, known as Prohibition).
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Robert Mueller, special counsel in charge of the DOJ investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign, rocked the political world charging three Trump campaign officials this week.
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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires.
The Washington National Cathedral decided to remove the Confederate battle flag from its windows last year. Its leaders decided this week to take down stained-glass windows portraying Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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One of Twitty's projects is his "Southern Discomfort Tour" — a journey through the "forgotten little Africa" of the Old South. He picks cotton, chops wood, works in rice fields and cooks for audiences in plantation kitchens while dressed in slave clothing to recreate what his ancestors had to endure.
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Crews worked to remove the statue of Supreme Court judge and segregationist Roger Taney from the front lawn of the Maryland State House late Thursday night. Taney wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that defended slavery and said black Americans could never be citizens.
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The violence in Charlottesville erupted over protests about removing a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Another statue of Lee was removed earlier this year in New Orleans.
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