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Voices From El Salvador: A Civil War's Unhealed Wounds

Much of the violence driving today's youth of El Salvador to migrate to American cities like Washington D.C. is a legacy of the U.S.-sponsored civil war decades ago that tore the Central American country apart.

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Berkeley's Fight For Free Speech Fired Up Student Protest Movement

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, a protest that would help define a generation of student activism across the country.
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How An Alexandria Man Came To Lead One Of The First Civil Rights Protests

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first known nonviolent sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, coordinated by an African American attorney named Samuel Wilbert Tucker.

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The Lasting Legacy Of Woodrow Wilson, D.C.'s Hometown President

Woodrow Wilson may be overshadowed by other presidents of the past century -- but his influence can still be felt in U.S. foreign policy.

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Hong Kong's Protest Umbrellas Have A Deep Political History

Umbrellas have become the symbol of the Hong Kong protests. But it turns out they were a political liability that symbolized appeasement and weakness for much of the 20th century.
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Looting Antiquities, A Fundamental Part Of ISIS' Revenue Stream

ISIS is looting, destroying and illicitly trafficking antiquities out of Iraq and Syria. Rachel Martin talks with Michael Danti, a professor of archaeology at Boston University.
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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.
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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.
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With Playoffs Ahead, A Look At Local Baseball History

The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have clinched playoff spots, and the region is abuzz with postseason excitement. Kojo explores the local history of the national pastime.

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

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