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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs

How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.

Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Edward Hopkins was on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor, and was one of hundreds buried as an unknown. His family is grateful for the decision to try to ID some of the remains.

The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
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D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day With A Tighter Budget

The city budgeted $250,000 to cover the festivities this year, after a fight last year between then-Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council.


Auction Canceled Of Art By Japanese-Americans In Internment Camps

Artworks by Japanese-Americans wrongfully imprisoned in World War II internment camps won't be sold to the highest bidder. The move comes after protests from descendants of the internees.

Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne and historian Terry Alford explore John Wilkes Booth's life, and how the assassination affected his family.

Andrew Johnson's Presidency Highlighted Issues With Vice Presidential Selection

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.

Tea Tuesdays: The Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.

Revisiting The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Shot 150 Years Ago

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln. Renee Montagne talks to author James Swanson at Ford's Theatre. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 12, 2009 on Morning Edition).