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Center For Hellenic Studies Gets A Piece Of The Rock

Mosaics designed by the art deco master Hildreth Meiere have gone from being abandoned in a Newark storage room, to a brand new home in D.C.
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Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

The Smithsonian Institution has millions of fossils, sculptures and other historic artifacts in its vast collections. Twenty of them are now available for 3-D printing — and viewing from every conceivable angle — online.
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Jill Lepore: "Book Of Ages: The Life And Opinions Of Jane Franklin"

Historian Jill Lepore on the life of Jane Franklin, Ben Franklin's beloved sister. She was a passionate reader, a gifted writer and a shrewd observer of politics. But she was also a mother of 12 who lived in poverty and, like most women of her era, in near total obscurity.

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It's National Indian Pudding Day! Here's Why You Should Celebrate

Indian pudding, the traditional New England dessert, is rich in both history and flavor. It's made by combining cornmeal and milk with molasses. Food historians say it's one of the first truly American recipes.
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Who Were You When JFK Was Shot?

Everybody of a certain age remembers where they were during a Moment of National Significance. But do you remember who you were? And how the event changed your life?
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Carl Sagan Collection Opened With Help From 'Family Guy' Creator

Thanks in part to a donation by entertainer Seth MacFarlane, the Library of Congress has opened a new collection of archival works from famous astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan.

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Thanking Veterans And Remembering Their Sacrifices

Americans are marking Veterans Day in a variety of ways Monday, from public ceremonies to proud notes on social media and quiet remembrances in homes and offices.
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Forget The 50 States, U.S. Is Really 11 Nations, Says Author

Author Colin Woodard says it's better to think of the U.S. as 11 distinct nations, instead of 50 states. He tells guest host Celeste Headlee how those nations came about, and why they play a role in everything from gun control to tax policy.
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Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission

On April 18, 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, 80 men took off from an aircraft carrier on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, the men became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. On Saturday, three of the four remaining Raiders met for what is probably the last time.
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In 1913, A New York Armory Filled With Art Stunned The Nation

The 1,400-work exhibition gave many Americans their first look at what avant-garde artists in Europe were up to. It was the biggest art show New York had ever seen and challenged ideas about artistic "progress."

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