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Black Legal Giants Struggled With Role, Identity

The Supreme Court has made major decisions, from rulings on the President's signature health care law, to historic civil rights law. In the book, Representing the Race, Harvard Law Professor Kenneth Mack looks at African-American legal giants like Thurgood Marshall and their struggle with identity. He speaks with guest host Viviana Hurtado.
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The Curious Fate Of Stonewall Jackson's Arm

When Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own troops, his left arm was amputated and buried. But when the general died days later, he was not reunited with his lost limb.
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Linda Hirshman: Gay Rights On Road To 'Victory'

Linda Hirshman's new book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution draws on hundreds of in-depth interviews and archival material to chronicle the fight for gay rights in America. Hirshman talks to Michel Martin about some key leaders in this history and how their accomplishments have expanded opportunities for those who do not identify as LGBT.
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The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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Virginia Remembers On War Of 1812 Bicentennial

Virginia has set up a special state commission to remember the commonwealth's significant role in the War of 1812, waged 200 years ago this June.

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Greek Workers Find Ancient Highway In Subway Dig

A Greek city's new subway project has led to the discovery of an ancient road made of marble that was laid nearly 2,000 years ago. The road in Thessaloniki is made of paving stones that show signs of use by both horse-drawn carriages and local children, the AP reports.
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We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
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The Time Traveler's Cookbook: Meat-Lover's Edition

Want to eat like your distant ancestors? Try the gazelle tartare or the luau mammoth! You'll discover these recipes and more in our Time Traveler's Cookbook.

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