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Fort McHenry Hosts 'Sailabration' For War Of 1812 Bicentennial

Fort McHenry in Baltimore is turning the bicentennial of the war of 1812 into a "sailabration" this weekend highlighting the fort, the city, and its military history. 

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The Untold Story Of Singer Bobby Charles

Charles was one of those rock 'n' roll figures whose work you're almost certainly familiar with, even if you've probably heard of him. He lived in isolation, recorded very little, didn't perform live and died in 2010. Rock historian Ed Ward looks at his memorable body of work.
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Libyan Menu Prompts The Question: Camel, Anyone?

A meal in a Tripoli restaurant prompts questions about how to cook camel and its history as a food. Camel meat has long been a staple in the Middle East, Pakistan, and North and East Africa, and it's catching on in some parts of the U.S.
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Harissa: The Story Behind North Africa's Favorite Hot Sauce

Christopher Columbus and other explorers brought red peppers from the New World back to Europe, where they spread across the globe, each culture adapting a pepper paste or sauce to their taste. Harissa is North Africa's contribution.
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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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