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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.

  • ISIS selling Iraq’s artifacts in black market

    Speaking at a conference at the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO in Paris, France's ambassador to UNESCO Philippe Lalliot warned that Iraq’s cultural heritage is in “great danger.”

  • A Look at Lincoln, in Photo and Print

    Now approaching next year’s 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination comes a new book that for the first time gathers together all of the 130 known photographs of the 16th president.

  • Should We Continue to Prosecute Nazi War Criminals?

    Most observers call for a no-holds-barred hunt for the Holocaust perpetrators who have evaded justice for decades, but others point to their old age, legal issues and difficulty in proving the crimes, arguing that after nearly 80 years, the pursuit should come to a conclusion.

  • National World War II Museum named No. 4 museum in United States

    Originally called the National D-Day museum until its name change in 2003, the National World War II Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Second World War through oral history, films, special exhibits and displays of equipment and artifacts.

  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade.

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