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Memorial Day

Americans pay tribute to fallen soldiers on May 30. Read about the history of the holiday and find information about America’s wars.

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Spelling Bee
The Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee is almost a year in the making. Read about the history of the bee and find information about past winners and the words that make or break them.
New Nations Guide
Find facts and stats about nations newly independent, reorganized, and renamed.
ISIS Timeline
Learn about the history and explore a timeline of important events related to the rise of the Islamic State and its reign of terror.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Read biographies of famous Asian Americans, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts, and more.

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