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Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A 'Sympathetic Eye'

The 1970s were a tumultuous time in the city's history, but it was also a time of great change for the Latino community, then mostly Puerto Rican. Photojournalist-activist Bolivar Arellano made a point of documenting the "good." Those who have studied his work say he captured the nuance that outsiders often missed.
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Fish Sauce: An Ancient Roman Condiment Rises Again

We usually associate fish sauce with Southeast Asian cooking. But it turns out the briny condiment also has deep roots in Europe, dating back to the Roman Empire. What caused its decline? Historians say it boils down to taxes, and pirates.
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A Family Bible And Other Heirlooms, Found Online

Genealogy has become a massive industry, from websites like Ancestry.com to TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? But those focus on family lineage. What about the heirlooms and stories that fill the history of a family tree? A North Carolina business is trying to help.
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Is Eastern State Penitentiary Really Haunted?

At Philadelphia's historic prison, Cellblock 12 is known for cackling and echoing voices, Cellblock 6 for shadowy figures darting along the walls, Cellblock 4 for ghostly faces. Footsteps. Wails. Whispers. For decades, people have told the same eerie stories, over and over again.
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The Location: Touring NE D.C.'s Little-Known Catacombs

We'll tour one of the lesser-known spots at the District's Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land: the catacombs in the Martyr's Crypt.

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On The Coast: Is Tiny Pocomoke City, Md., Really Haunted?

Some say Pocomoke City, a small historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is one of our region's most haunted places.

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Photographer Documents D.C.'s Haunting Memorials To Street Violence

Photographer Lloyd Wolf travels to murder sites across the District to document street memorials set up to honor murder victims.

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‘Ghosts of Georgetown’ Chases Three Centuries Of Ghosts

We'll take a spirit-rich stroll through Georgetown with the author of a new book about the neighborhood's alleged apparitions.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.

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Ex-Navy Carrier USS Forrestal Sold For 1 Cent

The vessel is famous for a 1967 incident in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, when a stray missile triggered a massive fire that killed more than 130 sailors.

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