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D.C. Poet Laureate Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most well known speeches in American history. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a dramatic performance at President Lincoln's Cottage in Northwest D.C.

After Kendrick's solo reading, visitors will be invited to join her in a public recitation of those 10 famous sentences. Printed versions of the speech will be provided for those who don't know the words by heart, and groups can gather on the Cottage veranda for hourly readings, which will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

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