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In the four years that the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, it was responsible for one of the worst mass killings of the 20th Century. The...

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Five myths about the Pilgrims

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The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The cost of playing high-school sports is on the rise

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How Veterans Day went from celebrating world peace to thanking armed...

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