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Authors Tell Untold Story Of Sioux Warrior Red Cloud

A new biography chronicles the extraordinary life of the Sioux warrior Red Cloud. In the 1860's, when settlers were encroaching on Sioux territory, he led — and won — a two-year war against the U.S. Renee Montagne talks with authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin about the book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend.
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How Writer Doris Lessing Didn't Want To Be Remembered

Author Doris Lessing died Sunday at the age of 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature for a life's work which included around 40 books and collections of essays and memoirs. Her book, The Golden Notebook, has been called the first feminist novel — a characterization Lessing rejected as "stupid."
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MSG, Seasoned For A Comeback

Umami, that savory fifth taste, has become a sought-after flavor in the culinary scene, but the food additive that embodies it hasn't fared so well. Invented in 1908, vilified in the '70s, monosodium glutamate may be poised to ride the umami wave back to glory.
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Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

"Those whose jobs often involve great emotional stress develop an amazing stoic power to defer emotion — a power that momentarily eluded me," Walter Cronkite said about his announcement of President Kennedy's assassination. Listen to his recollections and three other compelling pieces from the NPR archives.
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How Texas Changed, And Changed The Nation, Since JFK

In the 50 years since the Kennedy assassination, Texas has become bigger, richer and more influential politically. Its economic model has not made everyone winners, but it's been attractive enough to draw millions of newcomers.
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How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

Candidate John F. Kennedy was young, energetic and handsome, and he knew how to harness the power of mass media. Fifty years after the president's death, candidates are still following his lead.
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It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies, and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

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Once An Ancient Village, Soon An Entertainment Complex?

In downtown Miami, archaeologists uncovered evidence of an American Indian village that was already centuries old when Columbus arrived in the New World. The city and developers are now deciding if the site will be preserved — which would require redesigning the final phase of a billion-dollar project.
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Reflecting On Reflections Of The JFK Assassination

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever joins us to reflect on what the programming reveals about our cultural connection to the eras that ended and began Nov. 22, 1963.

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'Rock Heads' Ran Newspaper That Panned 'Gettysburg Address'

In Harrisburg, Pa., editors of The Patriot-News this week expressed their regret over what their predecessors wrote 150 years ago. Back then, the newspaper hated Lincoln's address. Now, the editors can't believe what the newspaper said.

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