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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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Report Suggests 'End Of The Segregated Century'

The Manhattan Institute reports that U.S. metropolitan areas are now more integrated than any time since 1910. The migration of African Americans to the South, gentrification and immigration have all contributed to the shift. Yet some argue the decline of segregation does not mean racial inequality is obsolete.
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The Legacy Of Civil Rights Leader Fred Korematsu

Several American cities celebrated Fred Korematsu Day Monday. Korematsu fought the executive order that incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II. His case went to the Supreme Court, and in 1988, thousands of surviving internees and heirs began receiving reparations.
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Staying True To Gen. McPherson's Good Name

'There's no fear in McPherson,' or, why we're pronouncing it mc-FUR-son and contradicting what many D.C. natives believe is the right way.

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Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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Dale Carpenter: "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas"

A law professor tells the story behind the landmark Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal rights of millions of gay and lesbian Americans.

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Here's A Pie In Your Eye: A Brief History Of Food Fights

Whether throwing it, dumping it or serving it, protesters have used food to express their discontent with public figures for centuries. The delivery of 500 tacos to a Connecticut mayor's office is just the latest incarnation.

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