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A Mystery For Millennia, This Ancient Pyramid May Crumble Soon

The Sun Pyramid, built by ancient pre-Aztecs around 100 B.C., is in trouble. A bad reconstruction job a century ago may be causing one side of the pyramid to dry out, and some say it could crumble.
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If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

In How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman explores how a Jewish preacher from Galilee was transformed into a deity. "Jesus himself didn't call himself God and didn't consider himself God," Ehrman says.
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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.
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FBI Raids Indiana Man's Private Collection Of Historical Artifacts

The FBI has seized thousands of Native American and cultural artifacts from the home of a southern Indiana man. Among the items are arrowheads, gas masks, even a full skeleton. Investigators say the man may have violated international treaties and federal and state laws when he bought the items.
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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.
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20 Years Later, Rwanda Hopes To Be A 'Light For The World'

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is working to transform the legacy of hatred, 20 years after the genocide. The new generation is being taught to find a common purpose in reconstructing Rwanda.
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Family Musical Legacy Is No Burden For 'Carter Girl'

"You have to carry on the legacy of Carter Family music," Carlene Carter's mother told her. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with country singer Carlene Carter about that and her new album, Carter Girl.
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Born A Slave, Street Performer Was First Black Recording Artist

In 1890, George Washington Johnson became the first African-American to make commercial records. The Library of Congress is now adding Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the National Recording Registry.
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'To Be Sold' Exhibit Explores Domestic Slave Trade In Virginia

An exhibit at the Library of Virginia will look at an aspect of the slave trade not often explored: people being bought and sold from within the continental United States.

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Stereotypes Of Appalachia Obscure A Diverse Picture

Appalachia has become a familiar shorthand for rural, white Americans, typically in poverty. But in reality, the region has a rich ethnic history and a rapidly diversifying future.

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