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Ho Chi Minh's name, chiseled above the massive tomb's portico, shines red because of ruby-filled letters.

Visitors to Hanoi find a beautiful Vietnamese city with an ugly history

Facing a guillotine point-blank is unnerving. Having never seen one of these deadly diagonal blades in person, I wonder how many heads it separated from necks. This is no prop for Vincent Price flicks shot in Hollywood but rather the Hoa Lo, the infamous prison also known as “the Hanoi Hilton.”

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Assateague rangers receive Valor Award

- Associated Press

Two Assateague State Park Rangers have won awards for valor after thinking quickly to save a person's life while an ambulance was on its way from Ocean City.

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015, photo, members of the Sudanese security forces guard the historic Meroe pyramids in al-Bagrawiya, 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Khartoum, Sudan. The pyramids at Meroe are deserted despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those at Giza in Egypt. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

- Associated Press

The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.

In this photo taken on April 12, 2015, visitors explore the rim of the buffalo jump at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park with Square Butte visible in the distance near Ulm, Mont.  First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, just west of the Missouri River near Ulm, celebrates the culture and history of the Great Plains and the park is now on track to become a National Historic Landmark. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Native hunting site may become National Historic Landmark

- Associated Press

The view from the height of First Peoples Buffalo Jump leaves little to the imagination. The ochre cliffs where bison tumbled, the Great Plains rolling eastward, the cliffs of Square Butte rising to an impossible sky - even famed Montana artist Charlie Russell couldn't have painted a more complete picture.