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Interpreting Shariah Law Across The Centuries

In his new book, Heaven on Earth, English barrister Sadakat Kadri describes how early Islamic scholars codified — and then modified — the Shariah laws that would govern how Muslim people lead their daily lives. He then reflects on the present day, describing how today's religious scholars interpret the Shariah.
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D.C. Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Residents of the District marched down Pennsylvania Ave. this afternoon in the Emancipation Day Parade, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District.

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Lost And Found: Rare Paul Revere Print Rediscovered

Brown University announced it found the rare engraved print by the Revolutionary War icon inside an old medical book. The print depicts the baptism of Jesus and is one of five in existence. The finding is timely as Wednesday marks the 237th anniversary of Revere's ride.
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'Violins Of Hope': Instruments From The Holocaust

A violin maker in Israel has spent more than two decades painstakingly amassing a tragic collection: instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust. He calls them "Violins of Hope," and they will be displayed for the first time in the United States, and featured in a series of upcoming concerts.
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A Dispatch From The Titanic Memorial Cruise

One hundred years ago, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. At that very spot today is another luxury liner, there to mark the centennial of the disaster. Writer Lester Reingold is on board the memorial cruise, and he sends us this report.
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Virginia State Capitol Heading To PBS

The Virginia State Capitol will be featured in a PBS television special highlighting the 10 most influential buildings in America.
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'The Lifeboat': Who Gets Saved In Titanic Times?

The Lifeboat is the story of a ship sinking two years after the sinking of the Titanic. It's a first novel by a writer who waited years to publish, Charlotte Rogan. As the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms, NPR's Lynn Neary examines the book and the whole Titanic oeuvre.

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