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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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WWII Planes Fill D.C. Skies For V-E Day

NPR's Robert Siegel attended Friday's V-E Day celebration at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which featured a fly over of vintage World War II planes.
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Thousands Gather On National Mall For Victory In Europe Day Celebration

Thousands gathered on the National Mall Friday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, commonly known as V-E Day, with a ceremony and a fly over of vintage World War II planes.
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Six Weeks In World War I Transformed How Wars Are Fought

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with historian Diana Preston about her book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare.
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Mother Of Hubble Telescope Marks 25 Years Of Exploration

Most people have seen the images sent back to Earth by the Hubble telescope. But not everyone knows the woman behind that groundbreaking instrument.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 7, 2015

You can raise a glass to D.C. or watch as brass musicians raise their horns.

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Remembering A Former House Speaker Whose Fall Signaled New Era Of Polarization

The short line of Jim Wright's bio is that he made history as the first speaker of the House to resign under pressure, and his fall signaled the rise of a long era of partisan divide.
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4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s That Sparked Controversy

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.
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Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)

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Do We Really Need Libraries?

Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.

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