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Hot Ticket: Reservations Reopen For Tours Of Washington Monument

The Washington Monument will open to the public again in May, and the National Park Service is opening up ticket reservations for opening day and beyond.

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Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.
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Unique Rose Bush Graces Arizona Desert Town

The world's largest rose bush is located in an unlikely place for a genteel attraction: Tombstone, Arizona. It blooms during spring break; thousands come to see the bush that was planted in 1885.
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A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

The Smithsonian is set to unpack something it's never had before: a rare, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. It's a gift from a Montana museum that says this T. rex deserves to be famous.
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'Nation's T. Rex' Arrives At Smithsonian

Move over, Bao Bao. Take a hike, Rusty. The District's new animal celebrity arrived this morning in the back of a FedEx truck: a five-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Food and Faith: Meals for Passover and Easter

This is a week when religious traditions influence the menu at festive family gatherings. We explore the link between faith and holiday food traditions in homes around the world.

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Restoring Adams Morgan's Mural To Latino Community

A mural depicting Adams Morgan's Latino community from several decades ago was damaged and patched over after an earthquake in 2011, but work is underway this week that will see it restored.

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After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
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Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires

The recent Civil Rights Summit in Austin showcased many powerful voices of the movement. Mavis Staples was known for combining that message with music. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
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The Latino Experience In Appalachia

Appalachia boasts a thriving Latino population, and the University of Kentucky is documenting their often untold stories. Pedro Santiago Martinez and Ann Kingsolver discuss their project.

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