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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.

8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination. He was 92.

Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.
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Who Gets To Decide Whether 'Redskins' Is Offensive?

As the debate over the name of Washington's football team continues, one community in northern Minnesota says its use of an American Indian mascot is meant to evoke honor and respect — not racism.

Newly Released Tape Captures Reagan Apology To Margaret Thatcher

Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

A couple in Berryville, Va., removed paint from a stairwell in their house. They found graffiti from the 1860s that Confederate soldiers had drawn of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Berlin's 'Palace Of Tears,' A Reminder Of Divided Families, Despair

The Berlin Wall separated many German families, and their anguish was visible at the former Berlin railway station — now a museum — that was the main crossing between East and West.

25 Years Later: Looking Back On The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Berlin correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the festivities marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.