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Remembering Activist And Actor Russell Means

Russell Means was once called the "biggest, baddest, meanest, angriest, most famous American Indian activist of the late 20th century." He led a 71-day armed standoff against federal agents at Wounded Knee in 1973. Later, he used film as a vehicle for his advocacy. Host Michel Martin offers a remembrance.
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Arlington Cemetery Debuts Electronic Grave Database

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery — including families of those buried there — will now be able to locate specific grave sites using an online database and a smartphone application.

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David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

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Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But the chaos and fear of those days are still alive in the memories of those who lived through it. Host Michel Martin talks with two Cuban-American women. One lived in Miami, and the other in Cuba during the conflict.
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George McGovern: A Historical Perspective

George McGovern may be best known for losing one of the most lopsided presidential races in history, but he left an enduring impact on Washington -- and on a generation of politicians who followed him.

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StoryCorps: Percy White III On His Father's Triumph Over Sharecropping

In an interview recorded for StoryCorps, Waldorf resident Percy White III recalls his father's decision to leave a life of sharecropping in rural Virginia and the joy his father ultimately felt at his children's accomplishments. 

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McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House. Even so, as a proud liberal, McGovern was an inspiration to many political figures. He was 90.

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