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New Document Sheds Light On Lincoln's Last Hours

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While sifting through boxes of documents at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researcher Helena Iles Papaioannou of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project came across one report that was particularly interesting. The hand-written, first-person account came from a young doctor who happened to be in attendance at Ford's Theater on the evening of the assassination. The 23-year-old Army surgeon, Charles Leale, was the first to come to the president's aid, and stayed with him through the night until Lincoln passed away in the early hours of the morning. Robert Siegel speaks with Papaioannou about the finding and its significance.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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