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Oliver Stone tackles modern US history in new series

NEW YORK — Oliver Stone has never been shy about ruffling feathers with his take on real-life events.

From ‘‘J.F.K.’’ and ‘‘Nixon’’ to ‘‘Salvador’’ and ‘‘W,’’ Stone has challenged the history taught in schoolbooks. His latest project, ‘‘The Untold History of the United States,’’ a 10-part series now underway on the premium Showtime network, explores more facts he believes were suppressed, with new takes on the atomic bombing of Japan, the Cold War, and the fall of communism.

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