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A German edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

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A flag reading "Refugees welcome here" greets visitors to London's Immigration Museum, located on Princelet Street in an East End building that housed immigrants from the early 18th century onward. Today the museum, in need of structural repairs, is open only on certain days and by appointment for groups. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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As European Migrants Face British Backlash, A Reminder: They're Not The First

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Czar Nicholas II is shown with his family in the 1910s. All were executed shortly after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Remains of the czar, his wife, Alexandra (top right) and their children — Olga (from left), Maria, Anastasia, Alexei and Tatiana — have all been identified. Now the Russian Orthodox Church has ordered new DNA tests to confirm the identities of Maria and Alexei. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Will DNA Tests Finally Settle Controversy Surrounding Russia's Last Czars?

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Kalen Gilliam (left) and Justis Jackson take measurements at the Urban Archaeology Corps excavation site about 10 miles outside Richmond, Va. Catherine Cozzi/Groundwork RVA hide caption

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Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archaeologists

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Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

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An untouched chalkboard from 1917 was found behind a classroom wall at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City. Jacob McCleland/KGOU hide caption

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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

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Reverend Jeff Moore blesses a biker at the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club rally in San Jose, Calif. Leila Day/KALW hide caption

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

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The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

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Coins from the Thomas Lockwood Collection were recently found to be rare and priceless. From a description by the University at Buffalo, from top to bottom: A gold aureus of the Roman emperor Otho; a tetradrachm of Athens; a tetradrachm of Alexander the Great; a silver tetradrachm of Syracuse (Sicily); a gold aureus of the emperor Nero; and a gold octodrachm of Arsinoe II." Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo hide caption

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