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The Overlapping Lives Of George Washington And Robert E. Lee

WAMU Transportation Reporter Martin Di Caro talks a break from Metro for an evening to talk about Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a recent WAMU Books event at Kramerbooks.

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The Orlando Massacre And Ongoing Debate Over America's Cultural Diversity And Security

Many of the victims of the Orlando massacre were young, gay and Latino. Please join us to discuss the latest on the investigation and the ongoing debate over America's tradition of cultural diversity and the threat of terrorism.

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Tea Tuesday: Meet The Chai Wallahs Of India

Resham Gellatly and Zach Marks spent eight months traveling through India, meeting with hundreds of India's chai wallahs — or tea vendors — who highlight the country's culture and diversity.
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'Moon Of The Faith:' A History Of The Apricot And Its Many Pleasures

The Romans dubbed it the "precious one." Poets praised its beauty. The conquering Arabs took it to the Mideast, where the luxurious fruit was exploited in sugary confections.
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The Chicago Freedom Movement: Then And Now

Martin Luther King Jr. fought racism and housing discrimination during the Chicago Freedom Movement. With member station WBEZ, Michel Martin explores the movement's impact 50 years later.
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Islam, the Rise of Islamic State and the Future of the Middle East

The U.S. and its allies continue to battle Islamic State forces in Iraq and elsewhere. A history of ISIS and how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the future of the Middle East.

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Cemetery Visitors Honor Pioneer Susan B. Anthony After Clinton Makes History

News of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination reached Susan B. Anthony. In Rochester, visitors often leave flowers and "I Voted" stickers at Anthony's gravestone on election day.
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Mortimer Caplin, On The Brink Of 100, Looks Back On D-Day Service

Mortimer Caplin was a U.S. Navy beachmaster who helped steer U.S. forces during the Normandy invasion 72 years ago this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to him ahead of his 100th birthday.
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Denmark Martyr Museum Draws Controversy For Including Terrorists In Exhibit

"The Martyr Museum" features historic heroes like Joan of Arc alongside some perpetrators of recent terrorist attacks. The idea is to try to understand what drives some to give their life to a cause.
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In Political Activism, Ali Pulled No Punches — And Paid A Heavy Price

It's common today for athletes to carry the banner of some sort of political protest. But it wasn't so easy for Ali, who was banned from boxing for opposing the Vietnam War.

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