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D.C.'s Frederick Douglass Statue Will Move To Capitol

Frederick Douglass will finally take his rightful place in the U.S. Capitol, alongside statues representing historic figures from the rest of the United States.

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A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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Archives To Display 'Fifth Page' Of Constitution For First Time

The oft-forgotten "fifth page" of the U.S. Constitution will be on display at the National Archives this weekend for the first time ever.

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Lost Orders That Stymied Confederate Invasion Of Maryland On Display

A century and a half ago, a single misplaced document detailing Confederate battle plans helped the Union army repel a Southern incursion into Maryland.

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Politics, The Pledge And A Peculiar History

Every so often, the Pledge of Allegiance gets wrapped up in a political campaign, often with the conservative candidate or group suggesting the other side is anti-American or anti-God. And each time, the actual history of the pledge is either ignored entirely or glossed over.
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What's The Best Way To Remember And Heal?

It's been 11 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, and that date still resonates with millions of Americans. But host Michel Martin looks at whether annual commemorations of tragic events help or hurt. She speaks with psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell and Civil War historian Kevin Levin, who lost a cousin in the 9/11 attacks.
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Memorials, Day Of Service Planned To Commemorate 9/11

Events are planned around the D.C. area to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks, including a day of service at Freedom Plaza and a moment of silence at the Pentagon. 

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Op-ed: America Needs Strikes

Public school teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after failed contract negotiations with the city. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the strike "unnecessary." In a piece for CNN.com, Chris Rhomberg, sociology professor at Fordham University, argues that America would be better off with more strikes.
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The Forgotten Story Of Memphis' American Studios

Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it's had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet remains obscure.

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