A star-studded cast led by Forest Whitaker, Matthew Goode, Anika Noni Rose and newcomer, Malachi Kirby, introduce a new generation to the story of Roots.


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Before the Second Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777, the United States had many different designs of potential US flags. See them here.

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The 1944 Normandy beach invasion by American and allied forces against Nazis in France inspired the best orators in history. Read the top quotations here.

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A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State states their plans for the recently captured Palmyra, Syria, an ancient Roman city and UNESCO world heritage site.

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Islamic extremists in Iraq set their sights on their pagan ancestors by raiding the Nineveh Museum in Mosul and knocking over ancient artifacts and statues.

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Three great epic NFL matchups are piled high with playoff implications, historic rivalries, and a performance by Pitbull.

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An in-depth look at the month’s history, holidays and traditions.

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Death masks were a common ritual until recently. See what historical celebrities looked like from these plaster moldings taken of their faces shortly after they died.

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Alan Turing was a famous codebreaker and computer scientist. Turing’s life story is the focus of the film “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing was pardoned for being gay. Learn all about Turing before Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” premieres.

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These black-and-white photographs from the Civil War, World War I & II, & Communist Germany are rarely seen by the public. Check world history in pictures.

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From the first photo of Maya ruins to World War II to Steve Jobs & Bill Gates’ beginnings, these historical pictures capture humanities ebb and flow of war and peace.

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August 6 is the 69-year anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Remember with these pictures of the aftermath.

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Do you love history? Check out these cool pictures from one of the first pics of the Sphinx to color prints of Nazi war planes to Woodstock and more. Fascinating.

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WWI began exactly 100 years ago when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. Check out these cool pictures of war life in 1914, juxtaposed with modern pics.

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Chris Cheng won The History Channel’s “Top Shot” season 4. Watch as he demonstrates shooting a Benelli M2 with a SilencerCo “Salvo” 12 gauge suppressor.

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