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Berlin's 'Palace Of Tears,' A Reminder Of Divided Families, Despair

The Berlin Wall separated many German families, and their anguish was visible at the former Berlin railway station — now a museum — that was the main crossing between East and West.
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25 Years Later: Looking Back On The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Berlin correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the festivities marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.

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Space Artifact Auction To Benefit Future Astronauts

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Robert Pearlman, editor of collectSPACE, about an auction of space artifacts. Among the collectibles are objects from Neil Armstrong's estate.
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Art Installation Commemorates 25 Years Since Berlin Wall Lost Its Power

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall stopped being a barrier between East and West Germany, ushering in the end of communist rule across the Soviet bloc.
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Civil War Veteran Awarded Medal Of Honor, 150 Years Later

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday to a soldier who stayed at his post under withering fire, 150 years ago. Lt. Alonzo Cushing was just 22, commanding an artillery battery during the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Vintage Postcards Offer View Of A Long-Gone D.C.

Willard C. Ross liked to go beyond D.C.'s monuments: His early 20th century images show the city's corner stores, neighborhoods, civic parades and moments from residents' daily lives.
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Smithsonian Prepares For Leader's Goodbye, Gears Up To Raise Money

We'll talk with departing Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough about his tenure and the Institution's decision to launch its very first capital campaign.

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Once-Maligned D.C. Landmark Gets Makeover As City's First 'Pod Hotel'

The bargain-basement Allen Lee Hotel in Foggy Bottom has collected its share of sketchy reviews through the years, but that's about to change.

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Alexandria's Apothecary Museum Offers Time Capsule Of Early American Medicine

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was once a drugstore, serving the likes of Robert E. Lee and Martha Washington, now it's a time capsule to the past.

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