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New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates

Results from the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries: Join us to discuss what the results mean for party rivals, the delegate scramble ahead and ongoing questions about the American campaign system.

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Already A Movie Topic, Iran's Revolution Is Now A Video Game

Renee Montagne talks to Navid Khonsari, who has designed a new video game based on the Iranian revolution. The game — 1979 Revolution: Black Friday — is banned in Iran.
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How Georgetown University Once Relied On The Slave Trade And New Efforts To Reconcile With Its Past

In 1838, Jesuit priests at Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to keep the school afloat. Now the search is on to find the descendants. How Georgetown once relied on the slave trade – and efforts to reconcile with its past.

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In Shakespeare's Plays, Mealtimes Were A Recipe For Drama

It's difficult to name a play in which Shakespeare doesn't cook up a bit of conflict around the table. The juiciest plot twists often happened when characters gathered for a meal.
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From Europe To Bolivia To D.C.: 'Mission Baroque' Finds New Life In Georgetown

Local covers of international hits aren't a new phenomenon. The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are resurrecting covers known as 'Mission Baroque' — South American takes on European Baroque music.

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What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.
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'Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs' Digs Into Thomas Jefferson's Hypocrisy

Thomas Jefferson is one of America's founders and, even after centuries, a mystery. Annette Gordon-Reed talks about the book she co-wrote with Peter Onuf, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs.
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Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Turns Up 60 Years After Theft

In 1955, a block of four rare postage stamps was stolen from a display case at a convention. Over the years, two were recovered, but there were no signs of the others — until now.
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'Psycho' And So Much More: Composer Bernard Herrmann Gets A D.C. Festival

Herrmann's career and legacy are largely unsung, but in some circles he's regarded "as the supreme Hollywood screen composer." D.C.'s PostClassical Ensemble is holding a monthlong multimedia retrospective, including special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Ukrainians Elect Country's First Jewish Prime Minister

Ukrainians elected Volodymyr B. Groysman as the country's new prime minister Thursday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Yale historian Timothy Snyder about Eastern Europe's violent history.

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