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Lost At Sea: Do You Know These Civil War Sailors?

More than a century ago, the Union's USS Monitor sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Ten years ago, searches uncovered the remains of two of its sailors. Now, officials are hoping their descendants will recognize their facial reconstructions and finally bring the sailors home.
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Smithsonian Partners With NASA To Welcome Discovery

The Smithsonian Institution is working with NASA to plan a four-day festival next month to welcome space shuttle Discovery to its collection.

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American Capitalism, A Song And Dance Story

An experimental musical attempts to get at the tension between creation and violence: the love and ambivalence of Americans toward constant expansionism and growth. There's the atom bomb, mystic gods and more.
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American History Baked Into The Loaves Of White Bread

From the racially charged Pure Food movement to the countercultural revolution of the 1960s, white bread has been at the spongy, store-bought heart of American food politics.
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'Galileo' Lives In A New Production

F. Murray Abraham stars in a new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht's classic "Galileo." Brian Kulick, artistic director of the Classic Stage Company and the director of the play, discusses Galileo, (the scientist and the play) and tells why he thinks the themes in the work are still relevant today.
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Will The New AK-47 Be As Popular As The Original?

Russia is planning a Kalashnikov assault rifle redesign that would target the military market. But after 60 years of heavy use by armies, rebels and gangsters, the market may be saturated.
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Asian American Basketball Leagues About Survival

Well-established Asian American youth basketball leagues paved the way for Knicks star Jeremy Lin. That's according to Jamila King, news editor for Colorlines.com. She discusses the leagues with host Michel Martin.
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Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet

The Great Depression was popcorn's big break. When cash-strapped movie theaters brought concessions inside the theater, a star was born. But long gone are the days of plain and buttered popcorn. Trendy gourmet flavors now abound.
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Quote On MLK Memorial To Be Fixed, But How?

How do you change something that is literally set in stone? That's the question the architects of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial are asking themselves after a paraphrased quote carved into the monument sparked a barrage of criticism.

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