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Virginia's Libraries Seek To Preserve WWII Memories

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The program is intended to keep alive the memories of what some call the "Greatest Generation."Often veterans, their spouses, and children store mementos in an attic or basement and forget them, library officials say.

Librarian of Virgina Sandra Treadway says the collection effort is an attempt to document the experiences of 300,000 state residents who served during World War II, and to preserve the documents for future generations.

Approximately 11,000 Virginians did not return home from the war.

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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