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In Lean Times, Creative Bakers Turn To Desperation Pies

Vinegar pie and green tomato pie don't usually top the list of America's favorite sweets. But in Depression-era America, these and other desperation pies that survive today showed off home cooks' ingenuity.
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The Farmer And The Commerce Clause

Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
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'Black Eden,' The Town That Segregation Built

A small, out-of-the-way Michigan town is celebrating its unique place in America's civil rights history. From 1912 until the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, Idlewild was the summer refuge of choice for thousands of black Americans looking to escape the shadow of Jim Crow in the woods of northern Michigan.
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Meet Al Black: Florida's Prison Painter

When the officials at a Florida prison realized who Al Black was, they gave him a paintbrush and the walls as a canvas.
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Founding Fathers Defined Freedom Differently

Robert Siegel explores the possible consequences of the current of fear among some Americans that our freedom is eroding, and that a mark of that is the Affordable Care Act. How did the Founding Fathers create an umbrella idea of "freedom?"
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The Highwaymen: Segregation And Speed-Painting In The Sunshine State

Today, their paintings hang in the White House. But in the 1960s, they sold them, often still wet, from the trunks of their cars.

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