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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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A D.C. Politician's Secret Woes And Shocking End

John A. Wilson was one of the most powerful men in D.C. politics, but he had a secret that would eventually drive him to suicide.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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For Tuskegee Airman George Porter, Failure Was Not An Option

George Porter was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and those who supported them, in American history. A mechanic during the war, Porter found ways with his colleagues to keep their planes airborne even as they were denied the tools needed to do their jobs.
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After Long Wait For Combat, Tad Nagaki Became POW Liberator

A U.S. parachute team dropped into a POW camp in China to liberate the captives after Japan surrendered in 1945. Tad Nagaki was with that team. Prior to the assignment, Nagaki had spent two years requesting combat duty, only to be denied repeatedly because of his Japanese-American ethnicity.
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France Pays Tribute To Early U.S. Fighter Pilots

Every Memorial Day weekend just outside Paris, a ceremony is held to honor a group of Americans who fought in France. Before the U.S. entered World War I, seven American pilots volunteered for the French Air Service and formed a squadron. They scored some 200 victories against the Germans and solidified Franco-American friendship.
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Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction

Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield was one of the first to purchase an Apple-1 in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. His relationship with that computer was an interesting one, and involves one bold interaction with Steve Jobs himself.

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