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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson made history when she sang to crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial. The Daughters of the American Revolution had denied her the use of Constitution Hall.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups

More funding for in-person guidance could help ease confusion, say consumer groups. Beefing up education about each plan's relative costs would help, as would shifting open enrollment to tax-time.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

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Getme, Getme Kronos Quartet
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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

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Bill Tin Hat Trio
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Lo Ideal del Campesino Giancarlo Vulcano
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LBJ Legacy: Vietnam War Often Overshadows Civil Rights Feat

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Concert Duo Movement 1 Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer with Sam Bush & Mike Marshall
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States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups

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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

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Ave Maria, Op. 52, No. 6, D839 Marian Anderson & Kosti Vehanen
Just Before Dawn Chuck Leavell
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I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues Doc Cheatham & Ncholas Payton
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