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    The executive director Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis, and two members of the historic property's board have resigned.

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    Group wants states to rid voter rolls of the dead and ineligible

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    Most visitors to Washington take the Capitol dome for granted. It is a graceful structure, with a statue on top that - because of its elevation - defies close examination. All in all, the Capitol seems less interesting than the White House.

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    The Civil War filled four years with death and destruction. Politicians on both sides vastly underestimated the human carnage from the conflict they were about to ignite. The Union was preserved, but at a cost of 620,000 dead.

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