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Students Retrace Freedom Riders Route To Civil Rights Act

It became a defining point in Civil Rights history. Fifty years ago after news of the violence against the initial freedom riders spread, hundreds more enlisted in the cause and joined 60 rides that summer.

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Mount Pleasant Riots: May 5 Woven Into Neighborhood's History

The Mount Pleasant riots made it clear that, in D.C., race issues would never again just be a matter of black versus white.

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Va. State Senator Remembers 'Freedom Riders'

It's been 50 years since 13 men and women departed from Washington, D.C. on a commercial bus as part of the civil rights "freedom riders" movement.

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Shaw's Roots: From 'Heart Of Chocolate City' To 'Little United Nations'

An influx of new residents and businesses to the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest D.C. has some people welcoming progress, but is leading others to leave what many consider to be the heart and soul of "Chocolate City."

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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Officials Say

Osama bin Laden, who created the al-Qaeda terrorist network that killed 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, is dead, President Obama announced late Sunday night.

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Virginia Library Acquires Letter Written By Robert E. Lee

In Virginia, the Special Collections Department of the Alexandria Library has a new document from a very old source: a handwritten letter from Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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Congress Urged To Approve Jewish Chaplains Memorial

As Jewish Americans across the country observe Passover, dozens of Jewish-American organizations are urging Congress to correct an oversight at the nation's most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery.

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