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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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Martin Gardner, Genius Of Recreational Mathematics

Weekend Edition's own "Math Guy" Keith Devlin calls the late Martin Gardner the greatest "math guy" of all time. As Devlin tells NPR's Scott Simon, Gardner had little formal mathematics training.
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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.
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LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight

Lyndon Johnson taught in the South Texas town of Cotulla in 1928. Even as president, he always remembered the grinding poverty of his students.
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The Director of Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, talks with Kojo about the newest addition to dinosaur hall: one of the world's most complete T-Rex skeletons.

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