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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.
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African-Americans And The Atomic Bomb

August marks the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even before those events, civil rights and anti-colonial activists were linking racial issues to anti-nuclear advocacy. We consider that history of opposition to the bomb from the likes of Bayard Rustin, Paul Robeson and Malcom X and apply that historic context to the recent news of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Cyrus Copeland: "Off The Radar: A Father's Secret, A Mother's Heroism, And A Son's Quest"

A writer explores his father's mysterious imprisonment, and accusations that he was spying for the CIA, in revolutionary-era Iran.

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Priorities For President Obama's Remaining Time In Office

A lame duck, with diminished power to get anything done: This is how many had expected to describe President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. But Obama has had a string of recent victories, and now, he’s setting his sights on other issues. We look at the president's evolution and his political priorities for the remainder of his term.

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Smithsonian Smashes Kickstarter Goal, Now Sets Sights On Mercury Suit

Kickstarter backers have ensured that Neil Armstrong's space suit will go on display at the National Air and Space Museum, but they've set a new goal that will include fellow space pioneer Alan Shepard.

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State Song Aside, Maryland Has Quietly Shed Some Vestiges Of The Confederacy

A bill to change the state song of Maryland, with its references to the tyrant Abraham Lincoln and "northern scum" faces an uphill battle, but recent years have seen some lower-profile references to the Confederacy and slavery broken.

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.
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Woman Comes Face To Face With 64-Year-Old Portrait At African Art Museum

Black and white photos by S.O. Alonge captured the life and society in Nigeria as that country moved towards independence more than 60 years ago. Recently, one of the subjects of his portraits came face to face with herself.

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Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks

After delivering the atomic bomb for the U.S. attack on Hiroshima 70 years ago, the Indianapolis was torpedoed and sank. Its story has been all but forgotten, but 32 survivors are having a reunion.
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Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

The project uses audio recordings of old computers at Bletchley Park, home of Britain's decoding effort during World War II, in a series of musical compositions.

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