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Nazi-Era Art Cache Brings Provenance Issues To Swiss Museum

Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Petropolous, professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, about the acceptance of Nazi-era art by the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in Switzerland.
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After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

President Obama posthumously honors James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The three were murdered during Mississippi's Freedom Summer 50 years ago.
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Ebola: Then And Now

Much about what we know about Ebola was discovered in an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Joel Breman and Karl Johnson were among the first doctors to work on the outbreak.
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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.
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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.
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WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story

Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.
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The Day The Niagra Stopped Falling

Last week brought frigid weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of The Memory Palace podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.
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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.
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The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.
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Capitol Scaffolding Complete, Clearing Way For Restoration Project To Begin

It's hard to miss the scaffolding that has been erected around the U.S. Capitol dome in recent months, but now that it's complete, workers can get to work fixing the cracks.

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