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Dine Like A Soviet Spy: Old KGB Haunt Opens Its Doors Again

Soviet-era movie stars, cosmonauts and, yes, intelligence agents once socialized at Aragvi over chicken tabaka and Georgian wine. Now the restaurant has reopened for regular diners.

A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.

Hard Cider, Chamber Pots And Leeches: Living Like A Founding Father

River Donaghey, associate editor at VICE, spent four days living as people did in the 18th century. Donaghey tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that New Yorkers happily mistook him as an extra from Hamilton.

The Declaration Of Independence, 240 Years Later

On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Book Critic Ruth Franklin On Elie Wiesel's Literary Legacy

Author of famed memoir "Night," Elie Wiesel's has died. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to author and former editor of The New Republic, Ruth Franklin on the lasting legacy of his Holocaust remembrance.

Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Created A Legacy Of Remembrance

The world mourns the loss of writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Sara Bloomfield of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

After surviving the Nazi death camps, Wiesel advocated on behalf of victims of hate and persecution around the world. He died Saturday at the age of 87.
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National Air And Space Museum Celebrates 40 Years Of Wonder

Smithsonian's National Air and Space museum first opened on July 1, 1976, and for four decades it's helped kids and adults revel in the wonders of flight.


How Africa's 7 Newest Nations Mark Their Independence Days

For many countries, their independence is so recent that people still remember the day it happened. Here's how they celebrate.