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Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidence

Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.
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Barber On Front Lines Of Civil Rights Battles

James Armstrong's Birmingham barbershop was a hub for the civil rights movement, serving customers like Martin Luther King, Jr. Armstrong helped desegregate schools and organize voting rights marches. He's the focus of the 2012 Oscar-nominated short documentary, The Barber of Birmingham. Host Michel Martin talks with co-director Robin Fryday.
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Remembering A Man Who Broke Boundaries Between Earth, Sky

Al Welsh was born in Russia in 1881, before anyone had figured out how to fly an airplane. But he went on to become one of the world's first pilots.

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A Family Guards An Open Secret

Open Secret filmmaker Steve Lickteig talks with Rebecca Sheir about his discovery that his oldest sister was actually his biological mother - a secret his family had kept from him for 18 years.

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Historic Boat 'The Georgetown' In Its Final Days

A historic mule-drawn boat in Georgetown's canals is not long for this world, after giving residents and tourists a glimpse into the area's past for decades.

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'Antietam' Dissects Strategies Of North And South

In The Long Road to Antietam, historian Richard Slotkin traces how both Northern and Southern strategies changed in the summer of 1862, when both sides committed to an all-out total war, and Lincoln squared off against Gen. George McClellan.
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Roosevelt's Badlands Ranch Faces Potential Threat

Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch is often called the Walden Pond of the West. But the ranch and its pristine land are feeling the pressure of North Dakota's oil boom. Critics say that proposed changes could destroy the solitude that made a lasting impression on Roosevelt.
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'The Town That Fooled The British' In The War of 1812, Prepares For Bicentennial

While the War of 1812 is often overshadowed by other national conflicts, St. Michaels  prepares to bring its role in the war to life for the bicentennial celebration in 2013.

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Preservationists Eye Historic Impact Of Union Station Upgrade

Preservationists are concerned that plans for the expansion of Union Station will affect its historic and cultural character. 

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