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Eternal Flame At Arlington National Cemetery Undergoes Repairs

The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in the Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing repairs for the month of May.

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At Holocaust Museum, Clinton And Wiesel Urge Young To Remember

On the museum's 20th anniversary, a Nobel laureate and a former president say coming generations must preserve the Holocaust's awful history. We all needed to be reminded, Clinton said, that "no matter how smart a people are, if you have a head without a heart, you are not human."
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First He Invented The Phone. Then, Bell Left A Voice Message.

We finally know what the inventor of the telephone sounded like. Last week, the Smithsonian unveiled recordings of Alexander Graham Bell's voice from 1885. It's the first known recording of him speaking.
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Through Art And Industry, Chicago Shaped America

Blues, jazz and gospel; a civil rights movement that began with the Emmett Till case; modern glass and steel buildings that dared the sky. In Third Coast, Thomas Dyja writes that "the most profound aspects of American Modernity grew up out of the flat, prairie land next to Lake Michigan."
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30 Years On, Educators Still Divided On Scathing Schools Report

On April 26, 1983, a panel appointed by President Ronald Reagan released an ominous report that painted a dire picture of the U.S. education system. Thirty years later, many educators point to the report as the catalyst for divides that still split education reformers.
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Why Can't Traumatic Events Bring Politicians Together?

From the Newtown shootings to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, Americans have faced a number of traumatic events in recent months. But CNN contributor David Frum says that won't change the country's political discourse. He recently wrote about the stalemate in Washington and talks with guest host, Celeste Headlee.
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Has Time Been Kind To 'Dubya?'

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened this week in Texas. But what exactly is the 43rd president's legacy? And how should presidents spend their time after leaving the White House? Guest host Celeste Headlee checks in with the Barbershop guys.
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Alexander Graham Bell Recording Brought To Life

The Smithsonian says it found the telephone inventor's voice on a wax disc from 1885. Thanks to digital technology we can now hear what he sounded like.

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