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The Deep-Sea Find That Changed Biology

The depths of our oceans are dark, punishingly cold and utterly devoid of life. Or so scientists thought, until a team of researchers in the late 1970s stumbled upon squishy, rubbery worms, up to 7 feet long, living 8,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific.
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Chuck Berry's Cadillac A-Rollin' To The Smithsonian

When rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry navigated his music career, he didn't rely on agents or record labels; he drove himself to business meetings in his fleet of Cadillacs. Berry has just donated one of them, a red 1973 Eldorado, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Plaque Honors Montgomery County's Namesake

There are more than 800 plaques throughout Montgomery County commemorating people, places, and facts in history, but none to honor the county's namesake - General Richard Montgomery - until now.

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The Location: A 16th Street Mansion With A Tragic Tale

In this month's edition of our series The Location, blogger Kim Bender talks about the 16th Street mansion that was once home to a prominent society belle, and how her tragic end took place not far from the steps of her beloved home.
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Reviving A Neighborhood Nearly Forgotten

The story of Truxton Circle has been nearly forgotten, but now some residents are trying to revive their community's original name.
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KKK Robes Donated To African American Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's collection will include two Ku Klux Klan robes, which were donated this week. 

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History Of Hazing As 'Equal Opportunity Disgrace'

The death of a Florida A&M University drum major is shedding light on a culture of hazing that extends beyond familiar organizations, such as college athletic teams, fraternities and sororities. Host Michel Martin discusses the practice of hazing with Hank Nuwer, the author of several books on the subject. He is also an associate professor of journalism at Franklin College.
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Holocaust Database Helps Families Complete Stories

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com's World Memory Project allows people to sift online through hundreds of thousands of documents that previously required a painstaking manual search.

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