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Newseum Marks 50th Anniversary Of Kennedy Assassination

The Newseum will be marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a new film and exhibits.

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You Too Can Own A Piece Of Ancient History

The auction house Christie's hosts its 14th annual ancient jewelry sale on Dec. 5, in New York. The auction includes several items from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and elsewhere. Some items even date back to the 3rd millennium B.C.
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Foodie History: Cookbooks And American Food Culture

Home cooks have long relied on cookbooks for inspiration and practical education in the kitchen. But cookbooks also serve as interesting historical documents.

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Learning From The Cold War, Avoiding The Next One

For decades, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. were locked in a checkmate that brought the countries to the brink of nuclear war. Now, a new multipolar landscape exists where at least nine countries have nuclear weapons and China is projected to become the world's largest economy.
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Artist's Exhibit Reflects On Loss of Uncle He Never Knew

Local artist Benjamin Bellas' uncle was lost at sea during the Vietnam War, ten years before Bellas was born. In a new exhibit, Bellas digs through maps, slides and his uncle's old uniforms to see what they can tell him about this man he never knew.

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Do You Speak D.C.? Georgetown Linguists Study Washington-Area Language

Georgetown University's Language and Communication in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Project is using hundreds of interviews to determine whether Washingtonians have their own special way of talking — and if so, what that says about our city's ever-changing social, cultural and racial landscapes.

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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice found in cakes and cider, and even spiking our spinach, if we're lucky. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan back in the 1600s.

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