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Rosa Parks Statue To Be Dedicated In Capitol Wednesday

Prominent civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be the first African American woman to be honored with a 9-foot statue in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

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Corcoran's 'Pump Me Up' Pays Homage To D.C.'s '80s

An exhibit at the Corcoran displays D.C.'s thriving underground culture during the 1980s.

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Civil Rights Exhibit Highlights Successes, Work Left To Be Done

The exhibit at Emory University in Atlanta lays out the history of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group first presided over by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The group tackled issues of health care, poverty and gun violence — issues still seen as relevant today.
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The Benefits Of Letting Bygones Be Bygones

Forgiving someone who's done you wrong can be challenging, but learning how to do it can benefit your mind and body. Frederic Luskin of the Stanford Forgiveness Project writes about this in his book, Forgive For Good. He joins host Michel Martin to talk about why learning to forgive is worth it.
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Who Should We Honor On Presidents' Day?

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox. This week, they clear up a Presidents' Day misunderstanding, and see if the idea of Legos for girls really has legs.
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Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

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Foreign Governments Seek Square Footage, Symbolism In D.C. Embassies

The District's 180 foreign missions are more than just brick and mortar. They're high-profile landmarks sandwiched among the private homes and small businesses of D.C. neighborhoods.

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