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How Brazil Saved The World Cup In The Aftermath Of World War II

Germany invaded Poland in 1939, and the world's biggest sporting event was almost relegated to the second division of history. That's when Brazil stepped up.

The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums. As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Legend, the group shares what it's like to carry on Bob Marley's legacy.

FBI Director Comey Looks Ahead To His Next Nine Years

FBI Director Jim Comey serves for a decade, longer than a president or any other national official. That tenure's designed to insulate the FBI from political influence.

One Day At Normandy Sent Ripples Across Two Veterans' Lives

Ralph Frias and Eugene Levine, two veterans, speak about the D-Day landings in Normandy 70 years ago. They offer stories and relate what it was like to take part in a day that changed the world.

D-Day On Tape: Listen To A Report From The Landing As It Happened

Audie Cornish shares archival tape from BBC reporter Colin Wills, who had been embedded with British troops as they came ashore on D-Day.

Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

World Leaders Mark 70 Years Since The Day That Saved The World

In Normandy, France, President Obama is among the world leaders taking part in ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'

After decades of trying to ignore the turbulent summer of 1964, when a campaign to register black voters was met with violent resistance, Mississippi is now embracing its history.

'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

In his book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons kept people and communities safe during that era.
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How An Explosion On The Potomac 170 Years Ago Changed The Course Of History

In 1844, Washingtonians came together in mourning after a disastrous incident onboard the USS Princeton, sailing in the Potomac.