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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • The most expensive wars in U.S. history

    In every conflict before World War II, nearly all of the country's defense budget was spent on direct conflict — classified as wartime spending.



  • Florida professor to burn Confederate flag

    Julian Chambliss, chair of the Department of History and coordinator of the Africa & African-American Studies program at Rollins College, plans to burn a Confederate flag on Memorial Day as a way to let go of a part of history.



  • Two-Thirds of European Men Descend From Three People

    The international team of scientists looked into the Y chromosome specifics of 334 men from European and Middle Eastern descent, and by resequencing the DNA found that in 64% of the sequences three distinct genetic patterns could be observed.



  • In Osama bin Laden Library: Illuminati and Bob Woodward

    Nearly 80 documents and other materials, including books and press clippings, seized from Bin Laden’s compound during the raid by Navy SEAL members in May 2011, was declassified on Wednesday by the Obama administration.



  • Skulls Suggest Violence Used as a Tool of Political Control

    Three skulls found in Bolivia have revealed that torture for reasons other than religious rituals and trophy-head taking was not just an iconographic feature of the pre-Columbian cultures in the region, but a very real practice.



  • Over 800 students to test history knowledge

    The event, which is free and open to the public, is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that is designed to test their knowledge of a wide range of historical topics.

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