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A user rides a Spin scooter on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

6 key moments in history that made Silicon Valley the tech capital of the world, according to a historian

A Silicon Valley historian explains how six key moments shaped the region, from Stanford's budget crisis to expanding the San Jose airport.
World War II veterans featured in photographer Jeffrey Rease's "Portraits of Honor" project.

A photographer captures powerful portraits of World War II veterans to honor their stories

With about 350 American World War II veterans dying each day, Alabama photographer Jeffrey Rease is documenting a vanishing generation.

During WWII, the US Army did a massive survey to get soldiers’ uncensored opinions — here’s what they said

Inducting millions of civilians and turning them into effective troops, and keeping them happy, healthy, supplied, and fighting, was a daunting task.
President Donald Trump holds his pens and talks to participants during an event to sign executive orders on "transparency in federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 9, 2019.

Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn’t help the US in WWII

When asked whether he felt his treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham hits heavy seas in the Atlantic Ocean, December 18, 2018.

There’s a new round of tensions between the US, NATO, and Russia, and that means there’s a new battle brewing in the Atlantic

With a new period of competition between the US and its NATO allies and a resurgent Russia, the North Atlantic is once again a battleground.

How a meat truck driver helped solve one of WWII’s most enduring mysteries

"The Eagle 56 was always the shipwreck to find," meat truck driver and amateur diver Jeff Goodreau said. "That was the great ghost of New England."
A family in Levittown in the 1950s.

Vintage photos show what life was like in America’s first suburb in the ’50s

Levittown in Long Island, New York, was built in 1947 as a suburban community for America's growing families. Here's what it was like in the '50s.
A soldier salutes on a tank during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9, 2017.

Russia and Poland are sniping at each other on Twitter over who actually invaded Poland in WWII

Sure, the invasion of Poland happened 80 years ago, but that doesn't mean Russia and Poland can't still fight about it on Twitter.
Other veterans and service members came to wish Brooks a happy birthday.

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum threw 110-year-old Lawrence Brooks a birthday party with festive cupcakes and musical performances.
A mushroom cloud billows into the sky about an hour after an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

It’s been 74 years since Hiroshima — the moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man

The bomb fell for 44.4 seconds before detonating in a blast that would ultimately kill 140,000 people and destroy 90% of the city.