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94-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Found Guilty Of Complicity In 170,000 Murders

Reinhold Hanning, a former death camp guard, told victims in the courtroom, "I am sorry." He said he has been silent all his life about his role as part of the Nazi killing machine from 1942 to 1944.
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Caitriona Palmer: "An Affair With My Mother"

An Irish journalist sets out to find her birth mother. After they meet, they develop a close bond. But her mother has one condition – the relationship must remain a secret. A story of adoption, secrecy and love.

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Nitza Villapol: The Woman Who Taught Cubans To Cook With Just About Anything

For over 40 years, Villapol hosted a popular cooking show in Cuba, her recipes shifting to reflect the realities of life under the revolution. No meat? No problem — she fried plantain peels instead.
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Anacostia Unmapped: First Job, New Boyfriend, 1968

A young woman boards a bus in Richmond and heads for 17th and L streets in the District. Her first job out of high school: Taking dictation from government lawyers and then burning the typewriter ribbon. Caroline G. Pleasant recalls her experience settling in Southeast D.C. nearly five decades ago.

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The Overlapping Lives Of George Washington And Robert E. Lee

WAMU Transportation Reporter Martin Di Caro talks a break from Metro for an evening to talk about Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a recent WAMU Books event at Kramerbooks.

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The Orlando Massacre And Ongoing Debate Over America's Cultural Diversity And Security

Many of the victims of the Orlando massacre were young, gay and Latino. Please join us to discuss the latest on the investigation and the ongoing debate over America's tradition of cultural diversity and the threat of terrorism.

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Tea Tuesday: Meet The Chai Wallahs Of India

Resham Gellatly and Zach Marks spent eight months traveling through India, meeting with hundreds of India's chai wallahs — or tea vendors — who highlight the country's culture and diversity.
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'Moon Of The Faith:' A History Of The Apricot And Its Many Pleasures

The Romans dubbed it the "precious one." Poets praised its beauty. The conquering Arabs took it to the Mideast, where the luxurious fruit was exploited in sugary confections.
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The Chicago Freedom Movement: Then And Now

Martin Luther King Jr. fought racism and housing discrimination during the Chicago Freedom Movement. With member station WBEZ, Michel Martin explores the movement's impact 50 years later.
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Islam, the Rise of Islamic State and the Future of the Middle East

The U.S. and its allies continue to battle Islamic State forces in Iraq and elsewhere. A history of ISIS and how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the future of the Middle East.

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