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An empty classroom.

A Maryland school district apologized after a ‘clearly visible’ Nazi flag in a school window ’caused hurt’ in the community

The flag horrified some members of the school's community, while others saw it as a teaching tool, not a declaration of anti-Semitism.
An aerial view of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp on December 19, 2019 in Oswiecim, Poland.

Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

Over 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, including nearly a million Jews. On the day of liberation 75 years ago, only 7,000 were saved.
A user rides a Spin scooter on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

6 crucial turning points in Silicon Valley history that made it the tech capital of the world

A Silicon Valley historian explains how six key moments shaped the region, from Stanford's budget crisis to expanding the San Jose airport.
The now-deleted DoD Facebook post featuring the photo of a Nazi war criminal

The Army and the Pentagon commemorated the Battle of the Bulge with a large photo of a Nazi who murdered US prisoners in that fight

An Army corps started retelling the battle's story from the perspective of an enemy war criminal, and referred to Nazi Germany as a "beloved nation."
World War II veteran George Arnstein, second to the right, listens as a US Army Band bugler plays the Taps during a World War II commemoration event December 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A 95-year-old former soldier was the only WWII veteran at the Battle of the Bulge memorial in Washington, DC

"Above all, it was bitter cold," George Arnstein said of the Battle of the Bulge. "It was the coldest winter in I don't know how many decades."
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

Trump sided with Turkey and blocked Congress’ bipartisan effort to recognize the Armenian genocide

This all occurs amid heightened tensions between the US and Turkey over the latter's invasion of Syria and purchase of a Russian missile system.
The Maunsell forts.

Take a look inside the Maunsell Forts, a group of abandoned navy towers you can only reach by boat

In the '40s, the Maunsell Army and Navy forts were the UK's first line of defense against Germany's bombs. Today, the forts are crumbling and decaying.
US Army 7th Dive Detachment Divers SSG Fred Bible and SPC Julio Melendez interred the remains of Pearl Harbor Survivor Lauren Bruner aboard the USS Arizona.

Army divers wore gear from the 1940s to inter a Pearl Harbor survivor on the USS Arizona

It was the first time the interment ceremony was performed with the divers wearing the vintage diving kit.

A Tuskegee airman flew to an Air Force base to celebrate his 100th birthday and got the hero’s welcome he deserves

Col. Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 combat missions in three wars, celebrated his 100th birthday by taking flight once again.
Sailors on Ford Island watch the Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw explode after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Navy created incredible photos comparing Pearl Harbor today to the day of the Japanese attack

Composite photos made by the Navy show present day Pearl Harbor compared to the day of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.