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Simon Mawer: "Tightrope"

The heroine of the World War II novel "Trapeze" returns in a new historical thriller about divided loyalties in postwar London. A former special operations officer searches for her identity as the Cold War reshuffles old alliances.

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'Triumph Of William McKinley' Speaks To The Ages, Karl Rove Says

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Karl Rove about his book of history that he believes sheds light on politics today: the 1896 presidential election of William McKinley.
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Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Center Honors First U.S. Soldier

Israel's holocaust memorial and research center honors a U.S. soldier for the first time for his role in protecting Jewish prisoners of war in a German camp in World War II.
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U.S. Soldier Honored Posthumously For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945

When Germans at a Nazi camp demanded that Jewish POWs identify themselves, Roddie Edmonds — the highest-ranking American there — ordered every soldier to step forward. "We are all Jews," he said.
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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Montgomery, Ala., Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of Bus Boycott

The 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott is Tuesday. The city remembers the day with a reenactment of Dec. 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger.
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On World Aids Day, Remembering NPR's Early Reporting On The Disease

We mark World AIDS Day with a listen to one of NPR's earliest mentions of the disease from July 7, 1981 by reporter Laurie Garrett.
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Shootings At A Planned Parenthood Clinic In Colorado

Police are working to determine possible motives behind the killing of three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. Diane and guests discuss the latest on the investigation and the high-stakes political battle to shape societal views on terrorism, gun control and mental illness.

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A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

The extraordinary life of George Edwin Taylor and what it can tell us about politics in America — then and now.
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When Tipping Was Considered Deeply Un-American

Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America's democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.

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