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Timeline: The 100-Year History Of The Electric Car

The electric car was just as popular as its gasoline counterpart when it first went into production around the turn of the 20th century. But with the advent of highways, people wanted to go farther than their battery life allowed. Today's electric cars face similar challenges.
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Pearl Harbor Survivors Meet For The Last Time

This weekend, the Southeastern chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors held its final meeting. Seventy years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor and surviving membership is dwindling, so the worldwide organization has finally decided to disband. Kate Sweeney of member station WABE reports.
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Genocide Survivor To Sit On Holocaust Museum Board

President Obama has appointed Rwandan refugee Clemantine Wamariya to the board of the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Wamariya, who's an American now, talks to Renee Montagne about surviving the Rwandan genocide.
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Documentary Shows Language Saved From Extinction

In 1993, Jessie Little Doe Baird had dreams in a language that her Wampanoag people stopped using more than 100 years ago. The new PBS film We Still Live Here shows how they brought their language back to life. Host Michel Martin speaks with director Anne Makepeace and Troy Currence, vice president of the Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project.
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WWI: France Hoped Fake Paris Would Fool Germany

Veterans Day was last week, and with it came a reminder of a World War 1 strategy. Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on the fake city France was creating in hopes German bombs wouldn't hit the real Paris. The sham city was never finished because the war ended.
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Cardozo High School Getting $100M Facelift

Cardozo High School, which has served D.C. for nearly a century, will receive $100 million in upgrades through 2013.

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How Berlusconi Created A Country In His Own Image

Silvio Berlusconi's resignation as prime minister marks the end of a political career that tainted Italy's international image and helped bring its economy to the brink of bankruptcy. A fraction of the scandals he endured would destroy political careers elsewhere, but Berlusconi held unprecedented control through a media empire.

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