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The Strange Dating Games of 1914

Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.
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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
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Holy Goats! They're Kind Of A Big Deal In One Nepali Town

The people of Nepal like goat dishes. They like goat sacrifices. But not all local goats meet such a fate. In one town, goats do as they please. After all, they're divine!
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Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.
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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.
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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.
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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.
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For D.C. Schools, Race And Class Still Define The System

Why are so many D.C. schools still largely segregated, and what does it mean for the future?

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