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Kafka's Final Absurdist Tale Plays Out In Tel Aviv

A self-described cat lady and the state of Israel are locked in a battle over what may be unpublished manuscripts by Franz Kafka. In a story that is, well, Kafkaesque, the papers are in a small Tel Aviv apartment, in the possession of an elderly woman who has refused to let experts see them.
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Sally Bedell Smith: "Elizabeth the Queen: The Life a Modern Monarch" (Rebroadcast)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne next month. A new biography looks at the public and private life of a modern monarch.

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With One Wish, Banishing Memories Of Jim Crow

Dorothy Flood, now 75, has vivid memories of not being allowed in a train dining car as a young black girl. Now, an organization that grants wishes to seniors has sent Flood on an all-expenses paid trip through the Rocky Mountains, in a gourmet dining car.
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Professor: Civil War Death Toll May Be Really Off

The accepted number for deaths in the American Civil War for more than a century has been 620,000 from both sides of the conflict. But now a history professor at the State University of New York in Binghamton believes that number is far too low and the real number is closer to 750,000. Robert Siegel talks with J. David Hacker about how he came to his new number.
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Remembering Guitar Legend Doc Watson

You could say he stood at the crossroads of American Music. Legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson died Tuesday at age 89. We talk about his music and influence.

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Older Vets Honor Iraq War Comrades At Memorial Day Parade

The national Memorial Day Parade in D.C. also honored living Iraq War veterans for the first time this year, after the war officially ended in December 2011.

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