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Philippe Sands: "East West Street"

A human rights lawyer investigates how his mother escaped from the Nazis as a child. In the process, he discovers unique connections between the lives of his relatives killed in the Holocaust and the creation of the legal concepts "genocide" and "crimes against humanity."


King Tut's Dagger Made From A Meteorite, Researchers Believe

A gold and crystal dagger that's in Tut's crypt has been found to have a blade composed of iron, nickel and cobalt. A material so valued, that at the time it was dubbed "iron from the sky."

Looking Back On Ronald Reagan's Image

Ahead of Tuesday's California primary, the legacy of one of the state's — and the nation's — most influential politicians still resonates: President Ronald Reagan.

Muslims Are Just The Latest In History Of Scapegoats, Author Says

In his book Scapegoats, human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar says Muslims are the newest group in the U.S. to be ostracized. But there is a long history of groups before them facing discrimination.

Museum Builds New Hangar To Show Off Former Air Force One

The Boeing 707 that carried assassinated President John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C., is center stage in a new $40 million hangar at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Breaking Down Muhammad Ali's Legacy Across Generations

Muhammad Ali described himself as black, confident and cocky. NPR's Rachel Martin and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discuss Muhammad Ali's legacy.

'Hamilton' Fans Pilgrimage To Founding Father's Once-Forgotten Grave

The smash Broadway hit Hamilton is bringing legions of new fans to the grave sites of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, both at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.

Tea, Pride, Mystery: For One Family That Fled The Nazis, A Tin Canister Held It All

Last month, we reported on a mug that hid jewelry from Nazi eyes. Now a family shares their own story of a tea canister carried from Poland to Siberia to America — with the possibility of gold inside.

For A Cordial Supreme Court, Keep The Food And Wine Coming

When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.


Beijing Tightens Control Ahead Of Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Nearly 3 decades have passed since democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square turned deadly and repression followed. Ailsa Chang talks to Louisa Lim, author of People's Republic of Amnesia.