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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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Native Americans As Slaves, Slave Owners In North

MacArthur 'Genius' Tiya Miles does pioneering research on the relationship between Cherokee Indians and African-Americans. She speaks with host Michel Martin about shedding light on the unexplored history of Native American and African-American slavery in Michigan.
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Ancient Skull Holds Clues to Dog Domestication

A 33,000-year-old skull of a "wolf on the way to becoming a dog" was found in a Siberian cave. Evolutionary Biologist Susan Crockford, co-author of a study about the skull in PLoS ONE, discusses why the discovery challenges common beliefs about dog domestication.
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The Location: The Story Behind U Street's "Black Family Reunion"

An iconic mural in Northwest D.C.'s U Street Corridor will soon vanish, as developers are planning a new building that will obscure G. Byron Peck's "Black Family Reunion."

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Washingtonians Remember The Subtle Signs Of Segregation

A picture showing "Colored Only" signs in D.C. in the 1930s has sparked a bit of mystery and controversy over segregation during that time.

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Muslim Men Rescue Bagel Shop And Keep It Kosher

Coney Island Bialys and Bagels, a historic bagel shop in New York City, was almost toast when two Pakistani men rescued it. Zafaryab Ali and Peerzada Shah, both Muslim, say they plan to keep the shop kosher. "Kosher and halal is very, very close, like brother and sister, maybe twins," Ali says.

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