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Museum Tracks Titanic Mania Over Unsinkable Ship

The world seems obsessed with the Titanic, which went under nearly 100 years ago. At a museum in Britain, you can study Titanic products. Items include: Iceberg Beer, a Titanic Barbie doll which looks like Kate Winslet's character from the movie and a Tubtanic bathtub plug.
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Tape Measure Home Runs And Baseball's Biggest Hits

A home run by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth during spring training had baseball lovers breaking out the tape measure to figure out how far the ball had gone. Sports writer Jane Leavy explains the practice that dates back to Mickey Mantle's historic 565 foot hit in 1953.
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Florida's History Of Race-Related Violence

The killing of Trayvon Martin is just one in a long series of race-related acts of violence in Florida, argues Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns says Martin's killing, historically speaking, was not an isolated incident.
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America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback

Before IBM had Watson, Westinghouse had Elektro. The Ohio manufacturer built the 7-foot-tall robot as a showpiece for the 1939 World's Fair. Now, more than 70 years later, a replica of the once-famous machine is preparing to embark on a national tour.
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Historic Ships Struggle To Stay Afloat

The USS Olympia in Philadelphia helped defeat the Spanish flotilla at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. Now, the ship needs a new steward and $10 million in repairs.
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Rush For 1940 Census Data Jams Archives' Website

Robert Siegel talks with Susan Cooper, head of publicity for the National Archives, about Monday's system crash as the result of people trying to access their own family's history from the 1940 Census data as it was released.

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