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Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life

Abraham Lincoln's likeness adorns everything from the penny to a South Dakota mountain. Naturally, such a heroic and tragic American figure has been a subject for the silver screen since its early days. NPR's Bob Mondello surveys some of the most memorable big-screen Lincolns.
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Cookies, Wax And The Vote: Kids Choose The Next President

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., found out that a little sugar, a chance to meet wax figures of presidents, and voting in life-like voting booths may help kids begin to develop a passion to participate in elections.
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An 'Oddly Normal' Outcome For A Singular Child

From the time their son Joe was 3, John Schwartz and his wife Jeanne Mixon suspected he was gay. They supported him through troubles in school, and when he decided to come out — but as a teen, Joe attempted suicide. Their memoir Oddly Normal chronicles their experiences.
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The Civil War And American Art

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., explores how the Civil War redefined American art and painting. Diane is joined by exhibit curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

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The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

We check in with the editor of The Onion about their coverage of election 2012 and their latest book, “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge."

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Sandy Pulls Curtain Over N.Y. Art Scene

Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
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'Richard Burton Diaries' Unveil A Theatrical Life

Actor Richard Burton was one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, but his tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor captured the public's curiosity. A new book of his diaries reveals his dramatic personal life. Host Rachel Martin talks to Burton's daughter, Kate, and Chris Williams, who edited the diaries.
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'SEAL Team Six' Gets Some Of Bin Laden Raid Right

The National Geographic Channel's movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden premieres Sunday night. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin spoke with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about how accurate the film is compared to the real story.
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What's In A Name?

Every answer today consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the nonanagram parts of the names, you identify the people.

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