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Two people in the rubble of a damaged building in the rebel-held town of Nairab, in Syria's Idlib region, April 17, 2020.

The coronavirus could kill 100,000 people in Syria’s embattled Idlib region, sped on by cramped, unhygienic camps and a lack of testing

"You want us to wash our hands? Some people can't wash their kids for a week. They are living outdoors," Fadi Mesaher told The New York Times.

More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows

New estimates show that the coronavirus fatality rate could surpass the number of Americans killed in battle from several wars combined.

Oil climbs above $65 after an escalation in Libya’s civil war forces the shutdown of 2 major oilfields

Supporters of military commander Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline connecting two major oilfields in Libya, sending Brent crude to the highest since January 9.
In the 1700s, the drink was less a holiday treat than an energy drink.

The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at ...

George Washington dreamed up a particularly strong eggnog recipe, and the drink once sparked a wild riot among West Point cadets.

This map shows how the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

From the utopian "Yankeedom" to the conservative "Greater Appalachia," looking at these cultures sheds a light on America's political divides.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear an urban environment during brigade live fire exercise at Fort Polk, La. Mar.11, 2019

Lawmakers want to stop the US military from naming things for Confederate soldiers. These 10 bases are still symbols of the Confederacy

The US is still grappling with the Civil War's legacy, and lawmakers want to bar the US military from naming more ships and bases for the Confederacy.
This 1858 photograph shows General Stand Watie, leader of a Native American army which fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War

The last Confederate troops to surrender in the Civil War were Native American — here’s how they ended up fighting for the South

Native Americans like brigadier-general Stand Waite saw the federal government and its forced evictions as their real enemy.
Dr. Mary Walker, shown wearing her Medal of Honor around 1866.

Here’s the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker — a shotgun-wielding legend who is the only woman ever to win the Medal of Honor

When federal marshals arrived to take Walker's rescinded Medal of Honor, the former prisoner of war is said to have greeted them with a shotgun.
A World War II re-enactor from Belgium, in original uniform and kit made over 74 years ago, visits Omaha Beach, France in June 2018.

The history of the US Army’s uniforms since 1776, in images and depictions

These photos and paintings show how US Army uniforms have evolved to suit changing tactics and technology for more than two centuries.

The Battle of Gettysburg ended 155 years ago today — here’s how it was fought

The Battle of Gettysburg proved to be a turning point in the Civil War, and it was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.