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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.
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Stars, Stripes And Crowds Line Constitution Avenue For Memorial Day Parade

The American Veterans Center's National Memorial Day Parade was just one of many local parades taking place Monday, and Martin Di Caro was there to take in the spectacle.

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On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

In a Boston neighborhood, WBUR's Steve Brown seeks out the story of a Marine honored by one of the many markers throughout the city that commemorates sacrifice in war.
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In New England, Recognizing A Little-Known History Of Slavery

A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.
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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.
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Controversy Follows As Activists Cross North-South Korean Border

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.
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'Raising Ali' Remembers The 'Worst Mess In The History Of Sports'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Gary Robinov, director of Raising Ali, a film about the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine.
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Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello was killed in Vietnam when his daughter was just 5 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she got a chance to meet the one person who survived the attack that killed him.
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Uneasy Rider: The Origins Of Motorcycle Gangs And How They Remain A Force

Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR that soldiers returning from World War II formed biker gangs, which became infamous during a 1947 riot.
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When Is A Filibuster Not Really a Filibuster? When It Looks Like A Filibuster

Filibusters were once reserved for the gravest existential issues. Rand Paul's long hours Wednesday were about liberty, the Constitution and the need to stand out in a field of presidential hopefuls.

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