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Vintage Postcards Offer View Of A Long-Gone D.C.

Willard C. Ross liked to go beyond D.C.'s monuments: His early 20th century images show the city's corner stores, neighborhoods, civic parades and moments from residents' daily lives.
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Smithsonian Prepares For Leader's Goodbye, Gears Up To Raise Money

We'll talk with departing Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough about his tenure and the Institution's decision to launch its very first capital campaign.

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Once-Maligned D.C. Landmark Gets Makeover As City's First 'Pod Hotel'

The bargain-basement Allen Lee Hotel in Foggy Bottom has collected its share of sketchy reviews through the years, but that's about to change.

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Alexandria's Apothecary Museum Offers Time Capsule Of Early American Medicine

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was once a drugstore, serving the likes of Robert E. Lee and Martha Washington, now it's a time capsule to the past.

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The Strange Dating Games of 1914

Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.
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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
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Holy Goats! They're Kind Of A Big Deal In One Nepali Town

The people of Nepal like goat dishes. They like goat sacrifices. But not all local goats meet such a fate. In one town, goats do as they please. After all, they're divine!
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Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.
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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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