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Thousands Gather For MLK Dedication

After a nearly two-month postponement due to Hurricane Irene, thousands of people gathered for the Martin Luther King Jr. dedication ceremony.

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Bones Of Aussie Outlaw Legend Rise Again

Ned Kelly was tall, manly, often on horseback, chivalrous to ladies, a sucker for babies, a revolutionary, a bank robber and even an Irish nationalist. And now, 130 years later, Australia's legendary outlaw hero has been found.
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'Moneycrats,' 'Devil Fish' And More Wall Street Protests

Protests against big banks and Wall Street are nothing new in American history. Host Scott Simon talks to Professor Steven Fraser of Columbia University about how the Occupy Wall Street protests fit into that history.
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'How To Survive The Titanic,' And Sink Your Name

In 1912, J. Bruce Ismay was one of the most hated men in America: He owned the Titanic; gave the ship just 20 lifeboats; and — unlike so many — lived through its maiden voyage. Frances Wilson tracks the scandal of Ismay's survival in How to Survive the Titanic.
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N.Y. Town Still Uncertain Why It Left The Union

The hamlet of Town Line, N.Y., voted to secede from the Union during the Civil War. People in this tiny town are very proud of it. In fact, firefighters still wear Confederate insignias on their uniforms. The town is marking the 150th anniversary of its secession — and dragging out old artifacts and stories. Yet, the reason why Town Line voted to leave the Union is still unknown.
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Marches On Washington Still Making A Difference?

Thousands are expected to attend Rev. Al Sharpton's march for jobs and justice Saturday on the National Mall. The rally is scheduled a day before the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The nation's capital has been historically commonplace for hosting marches that express views ranging from women's equality to anti-war and animal rights. Michel Martin explores the history and the impact of marches on Washington with NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and University of Pennsylvania History Professor Mary Frances Berry.

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