Monkeys' vocal equipment can produce the sounds of human speech, research shows, but they lack the connections between the auditory and motor parts of the brain that humans rely on to imitate words. Brian Jefferey Beggerly/Flickr hide caption

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Say, What? Monkey Mouths And Throats Are Equipped For Speech

Monkeys weren't thought to have the right sort of vocal tracts to speak. But a study finds they can make many sounds common in human speech; it's just that their brains aren't "language ready."

Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in an upstairs apartment of this house in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn, near the border with Germany. The sign on the sidewalk is for a library, which was a past use of the house. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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For Austria, A Tough Choice On What To Do With Hitler's Birthplace

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Sporting a plastic cigar in his mouth, Danny Barker leads the Onward Brass Band in a parade at the 1974 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Michael P. Smith/The Historic New Orleans Collection hide caption

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The Life Of Danny Barker, Who Saw Jazz As 'A Ride On A Royal Camel'

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