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The Retrial Of Socrates: Verdict Reached

On Thursday, the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago hosted a Re-trial of Socrates, hearkening back to the famous conviction in 399 B.C. that sentenced the philosopher to death by hemlock. Last week, Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon chatted with former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who defended Athens. This week, Scott presents the final verdict.
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Jeanne Theoharis: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"

In the first comprehensive biography of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, author Jeanne Theoharis debunks the myth of Parks as a quiet seamstress.

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Grand Central, A Cathedral For Commuters, Celebrates 100

The largest railroad terminal in the world opened its doors for the first time in 1913. And while Grand Central Terminal, in the heart of New York City, no longer serves long-distance trains, it is still a vibrant part of the city's ecosystem.
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Relentless, Despite Losses: Congressman's Climb To The Hill

Rep. James Clyburn talks to his granddaughter about his long road to becoming a U.S. congressman. After many losses, he never gave up, even when others suggested it was time to move on. Today, he's the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.
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Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas Donating Items To Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast and Virginia Beach, Va., native Gabrielle Douglas is donating many personal effects to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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War And Foreign Policy Through The Eyes Of Vietnam Veterans

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is set to become the next Secretary of Defense. Critics and supporters of the men point to their service in Vietnam as critical qualifications.

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