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Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

With more visitors than Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon combined, the National Mall is sometimes called the nation's front yard. But it's hard to keep your yard looking good when 22 million people tromp across it each year. As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, we explore the challenges of maintaining the Mall as both the country's most-visited open space and its favorite place to protest.

Time Lapse - Inauguration Day 2013 On The Mall

Time Lapse - National Mall From The Top Of The Washington Monument

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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