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530 Years After Death, Richard III To Be Reburied In Leicester

Descendants of the king had sued to block his burial in Leicester Cathedral, arguing his roots were in York. But a court ruled Friday his remains can stay in the city where they were found in 2012.
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Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

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D.C. Jazz History (Rebroadcast)

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

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Jacqueline Kennedy's Letters No Longer On Auction Block

An announcement may come soon over who will get personal letters written by the former first lady. A college in Ireland had planned to put them up for auction but they are no longer for sale.
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Filmmaker Brings Light To Roma, Holocaust Victims Lost To History

Filmmaker Aaron Yeger tells the story of Roma Holocaust victims in the documentary A People Uncounted, and he joins the program to explain more.
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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

In the Soviet Union's communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce and government informants were everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.
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The Winding Stories Of A Quintessential American Spy

Among his colleagues at the CIA, Robert Ames was considered the quintessential spy. Integral in the Oslo Peace Accords, the late secret agent is now the subject of Kai Bird's book, The Good Spy.
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Interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev, Fulcrum Of The Cold War, Dies At 81

Robert Siegel speaks with Cold War-era Moscow correspondent Marvin Kalb about Sukhodrev's life and work. The legendary interpreter died last week at age 81.Over three decades, Viktor Sukhodrev was the interpreter for every Soviet leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev.
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What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Our new searchable database of commencement speeches brings you more than 300 of the best, tagged with the most enduring themes: Work hard. Change the world. And, of course, YOLO.
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If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First

Grown-ups might not "get it," but subjects like bugs and poop can make history lessons a little more palatable for middle schoolers. Author Sarah Albee says she writes books for her inner 12-year-old.

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