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West Point historians were baffled when a time capsule from when Robert E Lee was a cadet turned out to be basically empty inside

The lead box was found in May inside the base of a monument on West Point's campus and believed to …

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Confederate artifacts were discovered inside of an 1887 box buried under a now-removed Robert E. Lee statue. Again.

Conservators revealed coins, bullets, books, and other items in the unveiling of the box, according…

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A second time capsule was unexpectedly found hidden beneath Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue

Last week, a different time capsule was opened after it was found underneath the pedestal of the Co…

Jake Epstein,DeArbea Walker   


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Charlottesville is giving a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee to an African-American art museum which plans to melt it down

Charlottesville's city council voted to donate the bronze statue, taken down in July, to the Jeffer…

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Missouri GOP lawmaker suggests Lincoln Memorial should come down after Robert E. Lee statue is removed in Richmond

"If we insist on tearing down statues of reprehensible people, let's at least be fair and balanced …

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Trump issues statement against Richmond tearing down statue of General Robert E. Lee, calls him a great 'unifying force'

"If only we had Robert E. Lee to command our troops in Afghanistan, that disaster would have ended …

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The largest Confederate statue in the US was removed and the crowd cheered, 'hey, hey, hey, goodbye'

Virginia's Democratic governor ordered the statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed more than a year a…

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A statue of Robert E. Lee was removed in Charlottesville, 4 years after white nationalist rally

The Charlottesville City Council announced it voted unanimously to remove statues depicting Confede…

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2 Confederate statues in Charlottesville will be removed 4 years after a violent white supremacist rally

Charlottesville announced on Friday that it will remove two statues of Confederate army generals ne…

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue removed from the US Capitol

The Confederate statue was removed as part of a provision in the recent defense spending bill, whic…

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J. Robert Oppenheimer stifled a petition by 70 scientists beseeching President Truman not to use the atomic bomb. Read it here.

Leo Szilard and other Manhattan Project scientists sent a petition asking President Truman not to d…

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Photos show how the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia has been reclaimed to support the Black Lives Matter movement

"There's just a feeling of community and family. All around the circle, you have all different peop…

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A high school in Virginia named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be renamed after civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

"I was proud to recommend to the Board that we name our school after such a distinguished American,…

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Here's what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monuments

"As regards the erection of such a monument as is contemplated," Lee wrote in December 1866 about a…

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Holiday hiring wars: Amazon, Walmart, UPS, and FedEx face off in a race to staff more than 335,000 workers in a brutally tight labor market

Insider spoke to four supply chain experts to gauge what employers are up against in terms of the o…

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After treasuring a painting of Robert E. Lee for 40 years, General Stanley McChrystal threw it away and began to question the leaders he admired

McChrystal: You can process it in a lot of ways. You could take a strict business sense you could s…

Richard Feloni,Sarah Wyman   


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Trump equates Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson with George Washington in bizarre press conference

Jason Kessler, who organized the "Unite The Right" rally, called the event a " pro-white demon…

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The Dukes of Hazzard's famous 'General Lee' car was destroyed in Hurricane Ida, actor reveals

An instantly recognizable 1969 Dodge Charger, symbolic of the hit Dukes of Hazzard series, was dest…

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