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Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg

Civil War re-enactors will converge on Williamsburg, Va. on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg, during which 4,000 men lost their lives.

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Sissy Spacek's 'Extraordinary Ordinary Life'

The actress's film career has spanned more than four decades. She recounts some of her favorite memories from the sets of movies such as Coal Miner's Daughter, Badlands and Carrie in a new memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.
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Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Average people who have the same names as celebrities will tell you they put up with a lifetime of lame jokes. Sharing names with people known for less glamorous pursuits, such as porn stars and killers, can cause real problems.
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A Bittersweet Goodbye To A Month Of Poetic Tweets

Writer and poet Holly Bass joins host Michel Martin to wrap up Tell Me More's poetry series, Muses and Metaphor. In celebration of National Poetry Month, listeners and friends of the program were invited to tweet poems no longer than 140 characters, via Twitter.
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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

The FCC on Friday handed down new rules requiring the nation's top television stations to put information about political ads online. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

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Caro's 'Passage Of Power': LBJ's Political Genius

Robert Caro's fourth book on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson documents the master statesman's most tumultuous years — from his dismal vice presidency to his ascent to the presidency and triumphant shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
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Extremism In Congress: 'Even Worse Than It Looks'?

The two Washington political veterans who wrote the new book claim today's Congress is probably the most dysfunctional since the Civil War — and they aren't afraid to point fingers at who they think is to blame: the Republican Party.
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'Teachers Make' A Difference, What About You?

Teaching is a tough job: long hours, low pay, and constant criticism when test scores don't measure up. But for teacher advocate Taylor Mali, it's the best job in the world. He's written a new book in praise of the profession and in passionate defense of teachers.
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Three-Minute Fiction Update: Judge's Favorites

Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks-in with Three-Minute Fiction judge Luis Alberto Urrea to hear how the reading process is going and to hear some of his favorite stories thus far.

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