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D.C. War Memorial Reopens This Week

The D.C. War Memorial, which commemorates the 499 District citizens who served in World War One, will reopen this week after more than a year of restoration work.

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Mother Recalls Her Perilous Freedom Ride

Scores of civil rights activists faced violence and arrests when traveling into the heart of the segregated South as "Freedom Riders" in 1961. Theresa Walker, one of the few women and very few mothers who braved that journey, is being honored Wednesday by the National Women's Law Center. She speaks with host Michel Martin.
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'Breaking The Code' Of A Father's Secret War History

On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Fisher-Alaniz's father gave her two notebooks. Inside were letters he'd written during World War II. The more she read, the more she discovered about the man and the secret role he played in the war. Host Audie Cornish talks with Fisher-Alaniz and her father about her book, Breaking the Code.
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Satellite Images Reveal Lost City In Libyan Desert

Evidence of the ancient civilization of Garamantes has been buried in the Libyan desert for 1,400 years. Now satellite images and field exploration are giving insight into the pre-Islamic culture.
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America's Stake In A United Europe

It is always tempting for Americans to look at problems in Europe and ask, "What does that have to do with me?" It's not just the billions of dollars U.S. banks hold in Greek debt; the European Union was created in answer to history.
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'Train Of Small Mercies': RFK's Last Journey Imagined

David Rowell's debut novel puts public and personal timelines alongside each other as he recounts June 8, 1968. That's the day a train made a slow, momentous journey from New York to Washington, D.C., to deliver the body of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy for burial beside his slain brother.

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