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Fifty Years After Medgar Evers' Killing, The Scars Remain

The assassination of the NAACP field secretary galvanized a growing civil rights movement, the effects of which are still being felt across the South today.
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Coronation Chicken: A Lowly Sandwich Filling With A Royal Pedigree

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation in a ceremony Tuesday at Westminster Cathedral. But the event also marks the anniversary of a cold chicken-and-curry dish that is the culinary equivalent of the famous British stiff upper lip.
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The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.
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Reviving Eudora Welty's Account Of Medgar Evers

Eudora Welty's 1963 short story about the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers will be published in its original form this weekend in the Mississippi newspaper The Clarion Ledger. Reporter Jerry Mitchell talks to Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about its significance.
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Public Servant Herman Boudreau, Heroic Under Enemy Fire

While serving in the Army in World War II, Herman Boudreau fought the Japanese resistance during more than two years in the South Pacific. He went on to serve in the Maine National Guard and the Maine State Police, as chief of police in Freeport and as an auxiliary police officer in Brunswick.
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Bookend: Marie Arana On Bringing Latin America To Life

In this month's edition of Bookend, we'll meet Marie Arana, author of a new biography of Simon Bolivar.

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Sunken Ship DeBraak Reveals Its Secrets, Two Centuries Later

Two hundred and fifteen years after a British navy ship sank off the coast of Delaware, the public can now view the ship's remains.

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D.C. Dives: Lil Pub Reflects Old Days On Capitol Hill

In our monthly look at D.C.'s dive bar scene, we head to the Lil Pub near Eastern Market.

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