The King Of Zydeco, The Supremes, Merle Haggard Among Recordings Joining Library Of Congress
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Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima
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The Hokule'a, a voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Polynesian exploration, makes its way up the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Sailed by a crew of 12 who use only celestial navigation and observation of nature, the canoe is two-thirds of the way through a four-year trip around the world. Bryson Hoe/Courtesy of 'Oiwi TV and Polynesian Voyaging Society hide caption

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars
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30 Years Ago, 6 Million People Held Hands Across America
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Demonstrators gather in a silent rally to mourn the death of an Okinawa woman in front of Camp Zukeran on May 22. The crime is thrusting the opposition to the U.S. presence on Okinawa back in the spotlight. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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As President Visits Japan, Okinawa Controversy Is Back In The Limelight
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My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves
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Patricia Gallagher (from left), who first proposed the tasting; wine merchant Steven Spurrier; and influential French wine editor Odette Kahn. After the results were announced, Kahn is said to have demanded her scorecard back. "She wanted to make sure that the world didn't know what her scores were," says George Taber, the only journalist present that day. Courtesy of Bella Spurrier hide caption

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The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World
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Chinese and other Asian beer brands on display at a supermarket. An ancient brewery discovered in China's Central Plain shows the Chinese were making barley beer with fairly advanced techniques some 5,000 years ago. Chris/Flickr hide caption

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A man crosses a bridge over the Poudre River, in Fort Collins, Colo. The picturesque river is the latest prize in the West's water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Anthony Mackie On Portraying Martin Luther King Jr. In 'All The Way'
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Archaeologists Find Early Shakespeare Theater Was Rectangular
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For more than 70 years, the false bottom on this mug hid a Holocaust victim's treasures. Mirosław Maciaszczyk/Auschwitz Museum hide caption

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For 70 Years, A Mug In Auschwitz Held A Secret Treasure
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ARGO — The Rescue of the Canadian Six was painted by an undercover CIA employee. It depicts an operation in which six Americans ("The Canadian Six") were rescued after the U.S. embassy in Tehran was taken over in 1979. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]
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Two versions of a letter from Christopher Columbus about his discovery of the New World are displayed in Rome. The book on the bottom, produced centuries ago, has just been returned after having been stolen and replaced with a forgery (top). Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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Stolen Letter From Columbus Found In The Library Of Congress And Returned To Italy
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U.S. Returns Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter To Italy
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W. H. Richards and A.H. Reffell built Eric in 1928. The Science Museum estimates it will take expert roboticist Giles Walker three months to reconstruct him. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain's First Robot
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'Valiant Ambition' Tells Of Benedict Arnold's Turn From Hero To Traitor
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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition
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'The Politicians And The Egalitarians' Explores Role Of Partisan Politics In U.S.
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