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What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.
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'Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs' Digs Into Thomas Jefferson's Hypocrisy

Thomas Jefferson is one of America's founders and, even after centuries, a mystery. Annette Gordon-Reed talks about the book she co-wrote with Peter Onuf, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs.
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Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Turns Up 60 Years After Theft

In 1955, a block of four rare postage stamps was stolen from a display case at a convention. Over the years, two were recovered, but there were no signs of the others — until now.
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'Psycho' And So Much More: Composer Bernard Herrmann Gets A D.C. Festival

Herrmann's career and legacy are largely unsung, but in some circles he's regarded "as the supreme Hollywood screen composer." D.C.'s PostClassical Ensemble is holding a monthlong multimedia retrospective, including special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Ukrainians Elect Country's First Jewish Prime Minister

Ukrainians elected Volodymyr B. Groysman as the country's new prime minister Thursday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Yale historian Timothy Snyder about Eastern Europe's violent history.
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Arianna Huffington: "The Sleep Revolution"

Nearly a decade ago, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion after years of sleep deprivation. The entrepreneur and journalist on why America is in a "sleep crisis" and how smartphones and other devices deprive us of a full night’s rest.

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The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.
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Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

The leaked documents tell the backstory of a groundbreaking Christie's auction, and the purchase of a painting one man claims was seized from his grandfather during World War II.
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As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday

Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half-century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.
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Before Primaries, Party Elites Played Larger Role In Picking Nominees

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in the governance studies program and director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution, about why a contested convention seems undemocratic to some, but is protected by the First Amendment and supported by the courts. She gives examples in history and compares the U.S. system with democracies around the world.

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