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Music, Spies And Exact Change: The Strange History Of Electronic Tolls

The surprising history of electronic toll collection can be traced back to the theremin, and a Russian spy program. It's still in use, even as toll booths are being eliminated.
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Jack Daniel's Heralds A Slave's Role In Its Origin Story

Jack Daniel learned how to make whiskey from a preacher. That's how the story goes. But a new figure is gaining prominence in the brand's corporate history.
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The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out, says Blood at the Root author Patrick Phillips.
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The Story Behind The Rise Of ADHD In The United States

An investigative journalist traces the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in the United States.

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U.S. Army 'Loves Museums' But Didn't Start Building A National One Until Now

Every branch of the U.S. military has a national museum, except the Army. But that's about to change at a site in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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Texas Textbook Called Out As 'Racist' Against Mexican-Americans

Professors, activists and students alike are calling for the Texas School Board not to approve a textbook many find offensive.
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100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Ready For Reveal

The complicated history of how the National Museum of African American History and Culture finally moved from conversation to construction may be as compelling as the artifacts in its exhibits.

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LISTEN: A View From 7th Street In Shaw, As A New Museum Awaits On The Mall

In advance of the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, we're revisiting portions of black history in the Washington region. John Johnson, a contributor to our Anacostia Unmapped series, has a story about the view from one D.C. neighborhood and a poet who grew up there.
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'The Gefilte Manifesto': A Loved, And Loathed, Jewish Staple Gets Updated

Gefilte fish was a staple of old world Jewish cuisine. But many Americans can barely look at the stuff. Now two chefs in Brooklyn want to reboot gefilte fish and other classic Jewish foods.
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Prospects For A Ceasefire In Syria And The Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid

Join us to discuss what the new agreement between the U.S. and Russia may mean for the war in Syria and questions about cooperation from the government and leading rebel forces.

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