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Abraham Lincoln document from Civil War up for sale
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This Memorial Day, historical collectors have the opportunity to snag a rare Civil War item: a document believed to be the only one with the signatures of President Abraham Lincoln and his fellow Union political and military leaders.

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Opinion: This isn't how to honor veterans
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America started observing Memorial Day after the Civil War as a way to commemorate the service of deceased Union soldiers. For Americans today, it has come to mean many other things — from the start of the summer season to a few days of great sales at stores — but the essence of this day […]

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Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding….

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NAACP president to leave office as group undertakes changes
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WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday….

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Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'
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The National Park Service is calling part of a Civil War battlefield “an active crime scene” following a series of excavations.

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Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'
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The National Park Service is calling part of a Civil War battlefield “an active crime scene” following a series of excavations.

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Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said….

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Passenger pleads guilty to yanking Muslim woman's hijab
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A man who admitted yanking a Muslim woman’s hijab from her head during an airline flight pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of obstruction of a person’s free exercise of religious rights, according to the plea agreement filed in the U.S. District Court in New Mexico.

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Sign of the Times: Stanton, Tubman and Trump
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Police departments in some major cities are examining civil rights violations and people in communities are chanting, proclaiming and demanding that Black Lives Matter. The Confederate flag is no longer the norm at southern state capitols. The …

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