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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.
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Romania's Rush To Judge Ceausescu Haunts Retired General

Andrei Kemenici, who was a colonel then, says he still thinks about the 4 days he held Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife in custody before their execution 25 years ago on Christmas Day.
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A Very Native American Christmas

For some Native Americans, Christmas has been a time for decorated trees, Santa Claus and lots of old traditions.
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Daughter Remembers Lawrence Guyot's Dual Roles as a Civil Rights Leader and Dad

While Lawrence Guyot was known as a no-nonsense D.C. activist and leader in the Civil Rights movement, his daughter says he was also a warm and supportive father.

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Beatles Fans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Historic D.C. Concert

Not only was Washington, D.C., the site of The Beatles' first full North American concert in 1964, but it was also the first North American city to play a Beatles song on the radio.

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For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

Cooking in 100-degree weather is no fun, which is why many Australians ditched roasts and other holiday mainstays long ago. Except for Christmas pudding, a tradition steeped in history — and alcohol.
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A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

Director Ava DuVernay speaks to NPR's Michele Norris about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights — and the first major movie about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas

Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.
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'The Interview' Is Not The First Film To Rile A Government

Sony cancelling the release of "The Interview" has stirred up criticism, but Evan Osnos of the New Yorker tells NPR's Arun Rath this isn't the first time foreign governments have tried to suppress films.
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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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