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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.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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