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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission — and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

President Obama may use his executive authority to declare the site of the Stonewall riots in New York City as the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for LGBT rights.
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The King Of Zydeco, The Supremes, Merle Haggard Among Recordings Joining Library Of Congress

Each year the Library of Congress adds certain sound recordings as national treasures. Curator of Recorded Sound Matthew Barton explains the cultural significance of this year's selections.
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'Roots' Remake: Your Take

We want to hear your thoughts on the remake of the classic series. Use your phone's voice memo app to record yourself and email the audio to nprcrowdsource@npr.org using the subject line "Roots."
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Museum Finds Piece Of WWII History For Sale On EBay

Museum volunteers were perusing eBay when they happened upon a Lorenz teleprinter used by the Nazis to transmit encrypted messages. It was labeled a telegram machine and sold for just $14.
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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.
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Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima

President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since American warplanes bombed it in WWII. The president did not apologize, but some Japanese still found solace in his remarks.
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After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.
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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.
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With 230,000 Flags, Arlington's Old Guard Honors The Military's Fallen

There's a flag at every headstone this weekend in Arlington National Cemetery. Placing them is one of the ceremonial traditions of the oldest active infantry regiment in the Army.

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