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Rooney Mara Pleads for America to Get Involved in South Sudan

Rooney Mara Pleads for America to Get Involved in South Sudan

By Mike Tuttle December 18, 2014

Actress Rooney Mara, known to many for her roles in the films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (American version) and The Social Network, is also heavily involved in something else that most people in the United States may not …

Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows to Support Interim Gov't Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows to Support Interim Gov't

NBC News and Fox News both report that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt last weekend to see just how much of a foothold democracy has gained. “President Obama and the American people support the people of Egypt,” …

OPCW: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Factories Destroyed OPCW: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Factories Destroyed

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According to a press release from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the joint OPCW-UN mission to render Syrian chemical weapons production sites inoperable was highly successful. “The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has completed the functional …

Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage

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Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can …

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled

On Monday, a team of 20 engineers, chemists and paramedics will make their way from the Netherlands to Syria to begin the most hazardous mission of disarmement in history, dismantling the one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals. Due …

The Battle of Antietam: 151 Years Later The Battle of Antietam: 151 Years Later

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In a 12 hour period, from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM, on September 17, 1862, America saw its bloodiest battle in its young history – a battle which continues to hold said record. On this day 151 years ago, approximately …

Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt

The major news outlets are humming this morning after almost 100 Egyptians were killed when security officers stormed a pro-Morsi protest. The Egyptian government then imposed a month-long state of emergency that was declared less than two hours before this …

War in Syria: Nation Suffers 3-Way Divide War in Syria: Nation Suffers 3-Way Divide

After over two years of intense infighting, the nation formerly known as the Syrian Arab Republic has virtually ceased to exist. The AP reports that the three territories are suffering their own microcosms of the greater civil war, religious and …

Gettysburg Reenactment Celebrates 150th Anniversary Gettysburg Reenactment Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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150 years ago the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvaniaoccurred, taking the largest number of lives of any battle in the U.S. Civil War. After the three-day battle was fought from July 1 – 3 in 1863, an estimated 46,000 U.S. and …

TV Correspondent Killed in Syrian Fighting

With the fighting in Syria showing no signs of slowing, those covering the civil war are now finding themselves in more danger than ever. According to a report from the Associated Press, a Syrian TV correspondent was gunned down on …

Battle Of Antietam Anniversary Recalls Bloodiest Day
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Named the single bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam began on this day 150 years ago and wouldn’t end until it saw 23,000 men wounded or killed. It was a turning point during the Civil War, a …

John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead Pulled From Gift Shop
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Bobblehead dolls immortalizing the assassin of Abraham Lincoln were recently taken off the shelves at a Gettysburg National Military Park visitor’s center bookstore, according to reports. The effigies featured John Wilkes Booth holding a pistol, and were sold at the …

Footnote Opens Access To Online Civil War Collection

Footnote.com, a website focused on original historical documents, has opened up access to its Civil War Collection for free to the public for the remainder of June.

Footnote says it has worked with the U.S. National Archives over the past three years to create the largest collection of Civil War documents on the Internet, featuring over 30 million documents, photos and maps.

New Civil War Exhibit Promoted On Twitter And Facebook

The National Archives has launched a social media scavenger hunt to promote its new exhibit "Discovering the Civil War."

The social media campaign is launching on the National Archives main Facebook page at 12:00 p.m. EDT today.