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Divided Highway: Should Jefferson Davis' Name Be On A Virginia Roadway?

The president of the Confederacy lends his name to U.S. 1 in Virginia. Although a movement is afoot to change it, a lot of people walking along the highway in Alexandria and Arlington seem ambivalent about it.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.
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Returning To Indonesia's Brutal Past With "The Look of Silence"

Kojo chats with documentary film maker Joshua Oppenheimer about his follow-up to an Academy Award-nominated project on atrocities that took place in Indonesia half a century ago.

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The Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman On The Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech

Abe Foxman, one of the most influential voices in the American Jewish community, is stepping down this month as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He talks about his life and lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.

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The U.S. And Five Other World Powers Reach A Nuclear Agreement With Iran

The U.S. and five other world powers reached an agreement with Iran to lift international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear production capability. A look at what's in the pact and how Congress will respond.

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) talks with us about the future of the Democratic Party and his bid to be the 2016 Democratic nominee.

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The Secret History Of Black Baseball Players In Japan

Decades before Jackie Robinson broke American baseball's color line, a long-standing camaraderie between black and Japanese players would shape the future of baseball in Japan.
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A Tribute To John Williams, The Man Who Wrote 'I Am'

The prolific author tackled difficult issues of race in novels and poetry. He used his writing to challenge assumptions about African-Americans, including civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.
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Bosnians Remember When Their City Became 'One Big Concentration Camp'

It has been 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, when some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys died or went missing. Bosnian-Americans now living in Missouri can't escape the memories.
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Baseball In Skirts, 19th-Century Style

For Victorian athletes in America, the game on the diamond gave them a chance to compete against men — and win. Re-enactment teams offer the same opportunity to modern women.

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