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Book Diagnoses Darwin With Anxiety And Warhol As A Hoarder

Journalist Claudia Kalb uses biographical material and modern-day mental health to get inside the heads of history's great personalities. Her new book is called Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder.
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The Federal Response To Oregon Occupation May Have Roots In Ruby Ridge

During the armed occupation in Oregon, many have asked why officers don't just storm the wildlife refuge. The answer may rest in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where in 1992 a similar standoff ended in violence.
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From Axes To Flip-Flops: A Peek At 200 Years Worth Of American Political Schwag

Chances are good that the Smithsonian will soon add a "Make America Great Again" hat and a "Feel the Bern" shirt to its collection of political memorabilia.
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30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself

Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR's 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God "shouldn't have picked me for that job."
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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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Largest-Ever Exhibit Of Bronze Statues Visits D.C.

"Power and Pathos," on view now at the National Gallery of Art, tries to duplicate the ancient experience of being surrounded by bronze statues.
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'Rabin, The Last Day' Examines Probe Into Killing Of Israeli Prime Minister

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to director Amos Gitai about his new film, Rabin, the Last Day, which merges news footage and dramatized scenes of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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A Look At Egypt's Uprising, 5 Years Later

Human rights groups say the situation in Egypt is worse now than it was under dictator Hosni Mubarak. But at the time, one activist says, "the sense of possibility was real."
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In Quest To Fell Rhodes Statue, Students Aim To Make Oxford Confront History

At Oxford University, a group is pushing to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed. Student Tadiwa Madenga explains the group's objections to the colonialist namesake of the Rhodes Scholarship.
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'Ain't Got No Home': Why Woody Guthrie Despised Donald Trump's Father

Will Kaufman, a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, says he has discovered unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie, in which the folk singer denounced Fred Trump, Donald's father. The elder Trump happened to be Guthrie's landlord in the early 1950s.

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