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D.C. Residents Push New Site For WWI Memorial

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Seeking to prevent the D.C. War Memorial from being co-opted into a national WWI memorial, residents are pushing for a new location in Pennsylvania.

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The Mount Pleasant Riots, Decades Later (Originally Broadcast 4/29/2011)

More than two decades ago, several days of rioting rocked the Latino community in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.
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Ten Sites Added To Virginia's Landmarks Registry

Virginia is adding ten sites to its landmarks registry, including the NASA-Langley Research Center and a home in Fauquier County.
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How A Thousand Points Of Light Lit The National Tree

Billions of brilliant lights sparkle on houses and trees around the nation as people celebrate the Christmas season. Those lights have also given American presidents reason to joyfully flip the switch on the national tree for nearly 90 years.
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A Passion For The Past: 2011's Best Historical Fiction

These five outstanding novels take us to unfamiliar eras and exotic locales — ancient Israel, Elizabethan England, 1920s Paris — while confirming our common humanity.
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A 'Happy Burden': Reflections On The Medal Of Honor

On the 150th anniversary of the nation's highest military honor, two recipients share their stories. While badly wounded and under heavy fire, recalls one Vietnam War veteran, "what goes through your mind is the understanding that if you don't do something ... then everything is lost."

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