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Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: 'That's The Legacy. We Never Ran Away'

Before the Orlando shooting, the deadliest attack on LGBT people in the U.S. happened at a New Orleans gay bar. Decades later, a pastor recalls the fire's brutal — but, somehow, hopeful — aftermath.
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Marines Confirm Decades-Old Case Of Mistaken Identity In Iwo Jima Photo

The iconic photograph, taken during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, depicts Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz among others — not Navy Corpsman John Bradley, as was originally thought.
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Environmental Outlook: How Public Opinion Has Shifted On Climate Change And Why

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Surveys suggest public attitudes about climate change are often disconnected from education levels and scientific research. Please join us to talk about why we believe what we do on climate change and how money is shaping public opinion.

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Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

American slavery predates the founding of the United States. Wendy Warren, author of New England Bound, says the early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans.
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Officials Close Investigation Into 1964 'Mississippi Burning' Killings

Three young Freedom Summer activists were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan 52 years ago. At the time, no one was charged with murder, but since the case was reopened one man has been prosecuted.
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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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Episode 4: Historic Blunder Of Epic Proportions?

SafeTrack hits its second phase, with full shutdowns of sections of the Orange Line forcing commuters to use bus "bridges" between stations. What if Metro had built extra tracks, though? We talk to a historian about why redundant stretches of rail weren't part of the system's blueprint.

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Food To Celebrate Freedom: Tea Cakes For Juneteenth!

Juneteenth, the day when many African-Americans mark the end of slavery, is also associated with traditional foods from the black community. One woman wants to revive a traditional treat: tea cakes.
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Going There: 50 Years After The Chicago Freedom Movement

In 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Chicago to fight for fair and open housing. NPR's Michel Martin and WBEZ examined the state of activism in Chicago around fair housing and other issues today.
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When King Came To Chicago: See The Rare Images Of His Campaign — In Color

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went north, leading the Chicago Freedom Movement. Bernard Kleina and his camera were there, too — and the former priest walks NPR through his color photos.

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