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Read why we celebrate Halloween, learn about the origin of Halloween traditions, check out the best scary movies, and more.

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United Nations Day
Founded in 1945 by 51 "peace-loving states," the United Nations now counts 193 member nations. Celebrate United Nations Day on Oct. 24.
Members of the United Nations
Find a list of the 193 members of the United Nations and their date of admission, plus country facts, and more.
Diplomatic History
Read about milestones in U.S. diplomatic history including writer-diplomats, ambassadors killed by terrorists, and more.
World's Most Wanted
Read about the people who are wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

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