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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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White House Butler Dishes on Serving in Nation's Most Famous Home

Frederick, Maryland, resident Alan Devalerio had a ringside seat to history as a White House butler fror Presidents Carter and Reagan.

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Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

We'll tour Union Station's lesser-known spots and hear about the restoration that's uncovering artifacts from the train terminal's past.

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The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peek At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

The Library of Congress holds a vast collection of reference materials and books — including plenty of erotica and pornography.

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7 Lost American Slang Words

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.
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Friday Marks Centennial Of Armenian Mass Killings During World War I

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, about the anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians during World War I.
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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.
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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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