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An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

A terrible drought hit Ghana in the 1400s, far worse than today's conditions. Yet people had enough to eat, while today they go hungry. What changed? In a word, colonialism, a new study suggests.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About War And Food?

Weapons have always been a central part of warfare. But humans have turned to another source of power as well: food. Take our quiz to test your knowledge about war and food.
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Irene Pollin Reflects On Her "Unexpected" Life

Out with a self-published memoir, former Washington sports team co-owner Ireme Pollin sits down with Kojo to reflect on her "unexpected" life.

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The Last Time Cleveland Hosted The GOP Convention

The last time Cleveland held a political convention was in 1936. Republicans nominated Kansas Gov. Alf Landon to challenge Democratic incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Update On The GOP Convention In Cleveland

GOP prime-time convention speakers in Cleveland focus on the theme of law and order. Join us for analysis of Donald Trump's message, its resonance with Republican voters and its possible appeal in the general election.

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Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson On Conventions: We Witnessed History

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and former ABC News newsman Sam Donaldson have been reporting on conventions for two decades. They give us some historical perspective on the week ahead.
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The History Of Political Conventions

America's first presidential nominating conventions were held in 1831. Since then, they've evolved into what many call made-for-TV promotions for the Democratic and Republican parties. The colorful history of political conventions.

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Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Nothing is simple in Mideast relations. Not even hummus. Lebanon, Israel and Palestinians are entangled over who owns the dish. Not even the title of world's largest hummus platter settled the matter.
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In The Turmoil Expected At The Conventions, Some Hear Echoes Of 1968

Alex Rosenberg lost his faith in party politics after he was roughed up at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was a tough, tumultuous year. Many see parallels to today's political season.
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Yale Dishwasher Broke Window Depicting Slaves: 'No One Has To Be Exposed To That Anymore'

A Yale dishwasher smashed a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field and went to court this past week to face charges. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Corey Menafee about the incident.

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