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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?
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New Book Explores Bobby Fuller's Mysterious Death

A new book tells the story of Bobby Fuller, who was best-known for the song "I Fought the Law." He was a talented guitarist and producer who moved from El Paso, Texas, to LA. He was on the verge of his big break when his body was found in his car doused in gasoline. The Los Angeles police ruled it an accidental death.
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The Three Magi Brought Together At National Gallery

Paintings of the three biblical Magi by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens are reunited at the National Gallery of Art for the first time in more than 130 years.
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GIs Helped Bring Freedom To Europe, And A Taste For Oregano To America

Now ubiquitous, oregano was a rarity in U.S. cuisine before World War II. But the GIs who encountered it in Sicily fell for the herb, especially in pizza, fueling a boom in Italian-American cuisine.
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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

From corsets and codpieces to shapewear and Spanx, people have tried to change their silhouettes for centuries. From The Seams, Jacki Lyden takes us on a sartorial tour of shapewear.
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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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WWII Planes Fill D.C. Skies For V-E Day

NPR's Robert Siegel attended Friday's V-E Day celebration at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which featured a fly over of vintage World War II planes.
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Thousands Gather On National Mall For Victory In Europe Day Celebration

Thousands gathered on the National Mall Friday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, commonly known as V-E Day, with a ceremony and a fly over of vintage World War II planes.
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Six Weeks In World War I Transformed How Wars Are Fought

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with historian Diana Preston about her book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare.
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Mother Of Hubble Telescope Marks 25 Years Of Exploration

Most people have seen the images sent back to Earth by the Hubble telescope. But not everyone knows the woman behind that groundbreaking instrument.

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