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National Archives Thief Sentenced To 18 Months

A former National Archives employee has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing $80,000 in historic materials from the national trove.

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New Dinosaur Hall Object Of $35M Smithsonian Donation

Billionaire and and conservative political donor David Koch has made a $35 million donation to the Smithsonian for the construction of a new dinosaur hall.

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Our Divided Political Heart

Political analysts E.J. Dionne Jr. and Ross Douthat on what divides us as a nation, and finding a balance between individual freedom and community responsibility.

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Readers' Review: "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson's novella "Train Dreams" was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. For our May Readers' Review, we discuss this portrait of the American West in the first half of the 20th century. Diane hopes you'll join her and her panel as they discuss "Train Dreams."

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A Museum Teaches Tolerance Through Jim Crow

Michigan's new Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is using the ugliness of racism to teach a lesson of acceptance. "We are a resource that does the thing that many Americans don't want to do," says museum founder and curator David Pilgrim, "and that is to talk about race in a direct way."
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Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg

Civil War re-enactors will converge on Williamsburg, Va. on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg, during which 4,000 men lost their lives.

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NPS Collections Available To Researchers

Researchers will have access to the National Park Service's natural history collections for the first time ever.

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Operation Tiger: D-Day's Disastrous Rehearsal

Before there could be D-Day, there had to be a rehearsal. On April 28, 1944, 30,000 American troops stormed the beaches of Slapton Sands in south England — and it was a complete fiasco.
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Library Of Virginia Preserves Jefferson's Work

Through a grant from the National Park Service, the Library of Virginia is working to preserve the executive records from Thomas Jefferson's service as governor.

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