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Ex-Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.
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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.
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Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

We meet two people who have lived long lives — plus their fathers served in the Civil War. Iris Jordan and Fred Upham spoke with National Geographic News for a story published online last week.
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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other half don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.
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Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust

In 1938, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather went on vacation and filmed a few minutes of footage of his Polish hometown. Seventy years later, his grandson set out to find the people who appeared in that film.
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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.
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John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination. He was 92.
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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.
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Newly Released Tape Captures Reagan Apology To Margaret Thatcher

Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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