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From Cuba To The Capital — OAS Exhibit Opens Dialogue With New Generation

Cuban has had a frought relationship with the United States, but as the barriers fall, the work of a new generation of artists reflect their emergence from isolation.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Family Dinner

What grounds people in their family and their neighborhood? Charlene Butler Rutger offers Anacostia newcomers advice on how to get plugged in.

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Remembering Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, Educator And Civil Rights Trailblazer

Brown was one of the last surviving "Red Tail" pilots of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. These African-American pilots served in World War II, laying the foundation for integrating the U.S. armed forces.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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