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African American Civil War Museums Reopens This Week

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A grand re-opening for the museum is being held on Monday, but this weekend the new location in Northwest, D.C. is hosting a series of discussions on topics ranging from teaching the Civil War to women in the civil rights movement. And today, the museum is hosting a film festival.

?The original African American Civil War Museum opened on U Street in 1999 near the Africa American Civil War Memorial. Its new location on Vermont Avenue provides about 5,000 square feet after a $5 million renovation. The original location only had about 700 square feet. The new museum also includes a media center and research area.

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A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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