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'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

In 1943, the legendary filmmaker tried (and failed) to turn Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book into a movie. Director Mark Osborne got considerably further. His adaptation hit theaters on Friday.
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At The Portrait Gallery, Students Tell The Stories That Pictures Can't

Washington, D.C., teens get into the spirit of historical figures and tell visitors what the portraits miss. In one instance, a student imagines a private talk between Richard Nixon and his wife.
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Donald Trump's Tax Returns And Whether The Public Has The Right To Know

Donald Trump has not released his tax returns. If this continues, he'll be the first major party presidential nominee in 40 years not to disclose them. The history of tax disclosure by presidential candidates and whether the public has the right to know.

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'Portugal's Schindler' Is Remembered, Decades After His Lifesaving Deeds

Descendants of Jews who escaped Nazi-occupied France recently gathered to honor Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who issued some 30,000 visas to Jews and others before he was recalled.
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Anacostia Unmapped: Love For A Landmark

Anacostia residents know the power and fame associated with the home of Frederick Douglass. A few even remember the period between the famous abolitionist's death and the property's designation as a national historic site — the years when the community, including a Cub Scout troop, took care of things.

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Luke Dittrich: "Patient H.M.: Memory, Madness And Family Secrets"

A journalist explores his family's past to tell a story of mental illness, medical ethics and the most studied brain in history.

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QUIZ: What Were Restaurants Like 100 Years Ago?

Restaurants are such staples of culinary culture that we tend to take their modern-day traits for granted. But they went through a lot of changes to become the delicious destinations we know today.
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At These Museums, Tragedy Is A History Lesson

How do you explain the toughest parts of history to children? We asked leaders from memorial museums around the U.S. to help us understand the best way to do so.

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History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.
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'Picturing Children' Documents African-American Childhoods

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's founding director Lonnie Bunch talks about a new book that features photos from the museum's collection. The museum opens in September.

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