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Jamestown Likely Underwater By End Of Century

The first permanent English settlement on the American continent may be among the early victims in the coming years of rising sea levels stemming from global warming.

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Gem-Filled Brooch Joins Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History has a new item composed of 2,328 gems and totaling 77 carats.


Poi: Hawaii's Recipe For Revitalizing Island Culture

With only about 1,000 full-blooded Hawaiians left in the world, preserving native island culture is a huge challenge. One way to do this: teach students and other island residents the ancient art of making poi, a dish that's been feeding native Hawaiians for centuries.

150 Years Later, Civil War Sailors Get Arlington Burial

The remains of the unknown sailors were found a decade ago in the wreck of the USS Monitor, the United States' first ironclad warship. It sank months after its history-making clash with an iron-armored Confederate ship in 1862.

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Two Civil War Sailors To Be Buried In Arlington

A ceremony will be held Friday at Arlington National Cemetery to honor two sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

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US Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead

Foreign policy experts General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the U-S role in Syria, tensions with Iran, and the direction of U-S foreign policy.

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The Struggle To Honor A Hero In The Fight Against Slavery

This weekend marks 100 years since the death of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, and there's a renewed push to establish a national park in her honor.

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How Ellis Island's Immigrant Artifacts Washed Up In Maryland

After Superstorm Sandy, a huge collection of artifacts from New York's Ellis Island were rushed to a storage facility in Landover, Md.


Harriet Tubman Was 'Tough And Tender'

People are thinking of unique ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's death. Vanessa Garrison, co-founder of fitness group GirlTrek, is organizing a walk inspired by the abolitionist's Underground Railroad steps. Also, Jacquelyn Serwer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture talks about Tubman's legacy.