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Oct 12, 2015 04:55 AM ET
Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World in 1492, and more than 500 years later the holiday that bears his name is mired in controversy. Some think the explorer and his bloody life should not be lauded with a holiday. Are they right?
Oct 13, 2014 09:05 AM ET // Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
Foreknowledge of imminent blood moon helped the explorer trick Arawak Indians on island we know today as Jamaica.
Aug 20, 2014 04:25 PM ET // AFP
New study challenges the theory that Europeans introduced the disease to the New World.
May 13, 2014 09:45 AM ET // Richard Farrell
More than five centuries after it sank, the famous vessel's resting place may be known.
Oct 14, 2013 01:15 PM ET //
Cave art depicting early Americans’ sex lives suggests people inhabited Americas 18,000 years earlier than believed.
Oct 7, 2012 11:29 AM ET // Jason Major
A grass roots movement is underway to rededicate the national holiday to something more inspirational.