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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.
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Flight Attendant On Saigon Evacuation: You Wanted 'To Help Every Child'

Days before the fall of Saigon, a plane left Vietnam with 57 children on board. The program intended to bring orphans to the U.S. was controversial, but two who were there say it was right.
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The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.
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The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives

On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.
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'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.
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Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.
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Keith Murdoch, Father Of Media Baron, Disclosed Disaster At Gallipoli

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Australian journalist Peter FitzSimons, author of Gallipoli, about how Keith Murdoch defied military censors and got the word out about how badly the battle was going.
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Marfa's Mexican-Americans Remember 'Giant' And Southwest Segregation

The documentary Children of Giant tells the story of some of the people in the 1956 film — not James Dean or Rock Hudson, but rather the Mexican community that appeared in it.
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Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

The clash at Gallipoli was one of the most memorable fights of World War I — and one of the most consequential. Its reverberations are still felt to this day in the chaotic Middle East.

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