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Lost, Found And Replaced: Lincoln's Sword

Last fall, President Abe Lincoln lost his sword. The copper blade went missing from atop Lincoln's burial site in Illinois. Authorities eventually recovered it, but in two pieces. Now, as Rachel Otwell reports, the artifact has been replaced.

A Lawman Killed By Hate; Now, ATF Remembers

Host Rachel Martin takes a moment to remember William Henderson Foote, a black federal agent in Mississippi in the late 1800s. He was honored this week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Donor Resurrects Endangered Bookmobile

When a bookmobile broke down last winter in rural Vermont, patrons, especially preschoolers, really missed it. Then a donor, who heard an NPR story about the rolling library's demise, came up with over $100,000 for a replacement. The town can't believe its good fortune. Vermont Public Radio's Charlotte Albright reports.

Sports Injuries: A Look At The Data

If life is a ballgame, then NPR's Mike Pesca is the guy in the stands, carrying his own stat-sheet and searching out empirical evidence. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Pesca about what the numbers have to say about injuries.

After Chinese Activist's Arrival, Rest And Relief

U.S. diplomats can breathe a little easier knowing Chen Guangcheng is in the U.S. and the weeks of difficult negotiations and high drama are behind them. Chen arrived Saturday with his wife and two children in New York, where he has a fellowship to study.

Could Glass-Steagall Have Stopped JPMorgan Loss?

The banking giant's $2 billion loss has many lawmakers and economists wondering what happened to the 2010 financial overhaul, which was supposed to prevent risky hedging. Many are also looking back further — to a Depression-era law, repealed in 1999, that separated commercial and investment bank activities.

Chinese Activist Takes A Sudden Journey To The West

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China, flew to the U.S. with his wife and two children. He reportedly will be studying law at New York University.

Obama Hosts World Leaders At G8 Summit

NPR's Scott Horsley talks about what some are terming the "diplopaloozaa" this weekend, when President Obama hosts the G8 conference at Camp David on Saturday and the next day plays host to two dozen NATO heads of state in Chicago.