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How Cultures Move Across Continents

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
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One Bird's Haunting Lesson For Us, 100 Years After Its Death

In the late 1800s, passenger pigeons filled the skies in the U.S. By 1914, there was just one left.

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Ocean City Awaits Arrival Of Spanish Galleon Replica

The Eastern Shore will once again be graced with another picture of the past in the 170-foot El Galeon Andalucia, coming off filming of the NBC show "Crossbones."

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A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War

On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.
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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.
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Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures

At the Library of Congress' Mostly Lost workshop, viewers are encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might put a name to an unidentified film.
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DC's Urban Legends

Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl debunks the truth behind some of the city's most persistent myths.

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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.

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