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50 Years Later, Mystery Of Alcatraz Escape Endures

The legend of the escape from Alcatraz has always held that Frank Morris and Clarence and John Anglin would return for the 50th anniversary of their famed 1962 prison breakout.
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Former First Ladies Honored At Archives

The National Archives is honoring two former first ladies on their 100th birthdays.

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Return To Alcatraz: Will A Legend End After 50 Years?

One of the most daring prison escapes in U.S. history happened 50 years ago Monday. Legend has always held that if the three men who escaped from Alcatraz are still alive, they will return on this anniversary. Unlikely as it seems, NPR's Laura Sullivan — and the U.S. Marshals — plan to be there.
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Developing The McMillan Water Filtration Site

After decades of wrangling, the District has big plans for developing this historic 25-acre site.

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Resurrecting The Chesapeake's Culinary History

Chef Spike Gjerde is trying to reconnect eaters to our region's rich culinary history. Few other restaurants can and pickle their own locally grown produce for use later in the year. And even fewer convince local farmers to start growing once popular but now unknown vegetables.

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Kevin Bleyer: "Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest To Rewrite The Constitution Of the United States of America"

Kevin Bleyer is an Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and a joke writer for President Barack Obama. He just published a humorous rewrite of the U.S. Constitution, and joins Diane to discuss what he learned about American history and values along the way.

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40 Years After Killer Flood, A Reshaped City Reflects

The 1972 flash flood in Rapid City, S.D., killed 238 people and is considered one of the worst in U.S. history. The flood changed Rapid City forever and caused city planners around the country to rethink the way towns are laid out in flash flood-prone areas.
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SpaceX Dragon May Ferry Astronauts By 2015

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has travelled safely to the International Space Station and back. The next step, says Space.com writer Clara Moskowitz, is to outfit the capsule for crew, which SpaceX hopes to complete by 2015. Until then US astronauts will hitch rides on Russia's Soyuz, at about $60 million a pop.
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Celebrating Two Centuries Of Dickens

Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this year, and while he is perhaps best known for his more popular novels, the man and his work went much deeper than that.

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