Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey.
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Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
Panama Canal construction in 1913 showing workers drilling holes for dynamite in bedrock, as they cut through the mountains of the Isthmus. Steam shovels in the background move the rubble to railroad cars.
The Panama Canal was a tremendous achievement by the U.S. and a display of their power and abilities. However, the health costs to the mostly Caribbean contract workers was enormous.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Pentagon on January 18, 2018.
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Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
Bridge built by CCC workers, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Arkansas.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive relief program that paid young men to plant trees and build parks across the nation. It was money well spent.
US census advocates held a rally in Charlotte, NC, in 2010.
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Recent changes to the 2020 census are worrying experts who say they may lead to an undercount. It's an issue other democracies have also grappled with throughout history.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
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How Americans decide who can come into the country and who can stay reflects beliefs about what makes people worthy of opportunity.
Headline of a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
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A former US Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hard-line approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
Americans tend to prefer beers that have corn or rice ‘adjuncts,’ or fillers.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
Southern Pacific steam engine No. 1364 in 1891.
Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.
Nuclear reactors line the bank of the Columbia River at the Hanford site in 1960.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
Violeta Chamorro President of Nicaragua meets with former President Bush in the Oval Office at the White House in 1992.
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Decades ago, the CIA created a secret department dedicated to spreading anti-communist propaganda around the globe. A scholar explains how it is comparable to Russian meddling through social media.
DACA supporters march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest after the September 2017 announcement that the program would be suspended with a six-month delay.
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Throughout America's history, a duality has existed: On one side, there has been the belligerent, aggressive America. On the other, the generous, amiable one.
Keur Gui - Thiat, left, and Kilifeu, right.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
Covered statue of Stonewall Jackson in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.
Kelp and sardines in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
No new oil drilling has been approved since 1984 off the California coast, where a major spill in 1969 helped launch the environmental movement. Sixty-nine percent of Californians oppose offshore drilling today.
An 1894 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper criticizes American newspapers’ elasticity with the truth.
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The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
Protesters in front of a statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles, California.
For the Native people of California, the dream has been more of a nightmare.
‘I don’t care what they say about me,’ P.T. Barnum once said, ‘as long as they spell my name correctly.’
The new movie about P.T. Barnum couldn’t come at a better time: It's impossible not to see his ghost in our culture, in our advertisements and in our president.
Keisha Lance Bottoms.
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The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.