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Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution

Historian Frank Dikötter says newly opened archives offer fresh details about the chaos China experienced in the 1960s, when Chairman Mao urged students to take to the streets.
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Wreckage Of Capt. Cook's HMS Endeavor May Be In Rhode Island Port

Researchers think they have located the vessel, later named the Lord Sandwich, that the British explorer sailed to Australia, saying it may have been part of a blockade during the American Revolution.
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Marines Investigating Possible Mistaken Identity In Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo

Analysis by amateur historians has called into question the identity of some of the men depicted in the iconic World War II image and statue. Now the Marine Corps is taking another look.

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The Freedom And Safety Of Reporters Around The World

Since 2005 nearly 800 reporters have been killed while doing their work. Please join us to talk about the risks reporters face around the world and new effort to boost press safety and freedoms.

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Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis?

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.
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Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.
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Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan Dies

Father Daniel Berrigan rose to national attention as one of a group of Catholic activists who were arrested for burning draft cards in 1968.
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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.
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American Stars Jam With Cuba's Best Musicians In Havana

American and Cuban musicians played together in Havana in the first official cultural exchange in half a century. Among them: Usher, Dave Matthews, X Alfonso, and Smokey Robinson.
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Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun, a 19th vice president who was a supporter of slavery, are unhappy that Yale's decided to keep the name.

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