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U.S. Returns Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter To Italy

The U.S. returned a copy of a 15th century letter written by Columbus that details his voyage to the Americas. The letter was stolen from a library in Florence and wound up in the Library of Congress.
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Anacostia Unmapped: The House That Gayle Built

Renita "Mommy Gayle" Simril talks about her memories of her Anacostia neighborhood — and what motivated her to become a homeowner there.

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London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain's First Robot

They have the technology. Now they need the money. The Science Museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign to rebuild Eric, who wowed audiences after he was created in 1928 — and then vanished.
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'Valiant Ambition' Tells Of Benedict Arnold's Turn From Hero To Traitor

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.
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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition

The new exhibition features the likes of Billie Holiday and other jazz greats, from the 1920s to today. Photos, papers, video and scores are on display and will travel to Los Angeles later this year.
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'The Politicians And The Egalitarians' Explores Role Of Partisan Politics In U.S.

Historian Sean Wilentz talks about his new book, The Politicians and the Egalitarians, which explores how partisan politics have always informed the running of the American republic.
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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and LogoTV.com.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Congress Approves Arlington Cemetery Burials For Female WWII Pilots

The legislation would allow the remains of women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, in the 1940s to be buried in the veterans cemetery.

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