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From Grocery Shelves To Pop Culture: A Century of Coca-Cola Bottles

This week is the anniversary of a bottle designed to be "so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground."
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Weathermen Who Died In World War II Posthumously Awarded Purple Hearts

Four World War II U.S. weathermen lost their lives when a German U-Boat sunk the ship they were on. They never received their purple hearts until Thursday.
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Spend The Night In The '50s, In A Vintage Airstream Trailer

You've heard of renting a room or a house on Airbnb, but what if you could rent a vintage Air Stream trailer and spend the night anywhere you want? Now you can: a local architect and Air Stream fanatic recently launched a business restoring and renting vintage Air Stream trailers from the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Saying Goodbye To Building 18 — Symbol Of Neglect For Military's Medical System

At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Walter Reed's neglected Building 18 became a brick-and-mortar symbol of the troubles wounded soldiers encountered. With the building slated for demolition this month, we explore the history contained within its walls.

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Lifelong Montgomery County Resident, Coach Warren Crutchfield, Reflects On A Life Well Lived

Warren Crutchfield lives on the same land his great-great-grandparents bought after being emancipated from slavery following the Civil War. The 79-year-old would go on to become a top-notch athlete and beloved coach for generations of Montgomery County students.

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Dave Isay On StoryCorps And The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Since its inception 12 years ago, StoryCorps has recorded the conversations of 100,000 Americans. This Thanksgiving the oral history project hopes to double that number with the help of a new app. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay talks about "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" and the transformative power of the interview.

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What Do We Do Now In America The Same Way We Did It 100 Years Ago?

Crowdsourcing a story: All of us know more than any one of us, so here is the seed of a story idea that I hope you will help me cultivate into a full-flowering history post.
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Environmental Outlook: Conservation In The 21st Century

As more and more people compete for space, food and water, some environmentalists say we need to rethink our approach to conservation. Join our discussion about what we should be conserving in the years ahead and why.

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The Hidden History Of How Slavery Funded Georgetown University

Georgetown students have staged protests against campus buildings named for a former university president with a complicated history in the slave trade.

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Georgetown University To Rename Buildings Named After Slaveowners

Georgetown University is renaming two campus buildings in a bow to student concerns. The buildings are named for past Georgetown presidents who organized the sale of slaves to help pay off campus debt in the 1830s.

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