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NPS Ranger Yana Jaffe and our 16th U.S. president, whose birthday falls on Feb. 12.
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NPS Ranger Yana Jaffe and our 16th U.S. president, whose birthday falls on Feb. 12.

Just in time for President Abraham Lincoln's 202nd birthday, a historical tourist attraction is heading back to Ford's Theatre: the original overcoat the president wore when he was shot. Rebecca Sheir talks with National Park Service Ranger Yana Jaffe about the coat's new "time-share:" it spends half the year in conservation storage, and half the year in the Theatre's lobby for the public to observe.

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