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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.
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LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight

Lyndon Johnson taught in the South Texas town of Cotulla in 1928. Even as president, he always remembered the grinding poverty of his students.
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The Director of Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, talks with Kojo about the newest addition to dinosaur hall: one of the world's most complete T-Rex skeletons.

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How The Son Of A Confederate Soldier Became A Civil Rights Hero

In a landmark case in 1951, J. Waties Waring denounced segregation as an "evil that must be eradicated." A life-sized statue of Waring will be dedicated Friday in Charleston, S.C.
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A Peek Beneath A Mummy's Wrappers, Powered By CT Scanners

John Taylor, the curator at the British Museum, discusses how CT scans and imaging are used to discover information about mummies.
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On the Coast: Presbyterian Church Keeps The Faith For 300 Years

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church was founded on the banks of the Pocomoke River in 1706, and calls itself the oldest Presbyterian church in America.

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Does 'Cesar Chavez' Ignore Filipino Workers?

The film Cesar Chavez focuses on the Mexican-American activist who helped organize farm workers. But some say the movie ignores the Filipino laborers in that movement. Filmmaker Marisa Aroy explains.
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On Reston's 50th Birthday, Founder Recalls Inspiration For New Kind Of Suburb

Reston, Va. turns 50 years old this years, and the town's 100-year-old founder Robert Simon explains how the community right near Dulles International Airport came to be.

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Where Does The Washington Football Team's Controversial Name Come From?

Where does the term "redskin" come from, and how has it been used over the years? We go in search of answers.

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Archaeologists Hope Dig Will Unearth Baltimore's Forgotten History

Preservationists in Baltimore are working to unearth forgotten history from the War of 1812, with an archeological dig starting later this month.

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