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President Lincoln visiting soldiers encamped at the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland in 1862.

Today in history: The birth of the federal income tax

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A lithograph representation of John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Lincoln.

Today in history: The assassination of Lincoln

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Burns would have fit right in with this bunch.

The brutal honesty of a 19th century bloodsport baron

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Only in America: Strippers for grandmas

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A court divided...

The Supreme Court's two tribes

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General MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender document in 1945, on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor.

Today in history: A general's insubordination

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It's time for a new way of doing things on military bases.

Will guns and therapy stop military base killings?

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Whoops.

Obama's military budget mistake

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Jury selection these days is done with a wink and a nod.

The death of the presumption of innocence

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Young men carrying kitbags are off to work in California in 1933 as part of Roosevelt's New Deal.

Today in history: The Civilian Conservation Corps is born

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The gang's all here.

The neocons aren't back. They never left.

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The WPA employed millions to carry out public works projects.

Today in history: The birth of the WPA

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President Eisenhower's "domino theory" influenced several of his successors.

Today in history: The beginning of 'domino theory'

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For those who have everything: DIY moonshine

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