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1901 Boston Time Capsule Provides A Lesson In Curating History

Audie Cornish talks to Brian LeMay, president of the Bostonian Society, about opening a 113-year-old time capsule that was found inside a wooden lion sculpture atop the historic state house.
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Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutiérrez.
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How Presidential Speeches Have Changed Over Time

News site Vocativ.com analyzed more than 600 presidential speeches. In general, it says the earliest speeches were written at PhD levels, and that language has become less sophisticated over time.
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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.
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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

In a week when two Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Mahatma Gandhi's life. Though Gandhi never won the prize, 2014's winners carry on his legacy.
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Woman Finds Jeweled Treasure In Agatha Christie's Trunk

When an English woman bought a trunk at an estate sale, she was surprised to discover a diamond brooch and other jewels that belonged to Agatha Christie. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Daughter Remembers Lawrence Guyot's Dual Roles As Civil Rights Leader And Dad

While Lawrence Guyot was known as a no-nonsense D.C. activist and leader in the Civil Rights movement, his daughter says he was also a warm and supportive dad.
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Was Your Ancestor Part Of 'The Contrabands?' Scholars Would Like A Word

A new effort is in place to find the African American descendants of slaves who sought refuge at forts around the capital during the Civil War — known then as "the contrabands."

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Family Tree: From George Washington To The Black Heritage Museum Of Arlington

The branches of the Syphax family tree extend back to our nation's founding, when ancestors worked at Mount Vernon and Arlington House.

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