Alcatraz, the infamous prison, still captures the imagination 50 years after it closed. Those who did time there, however, don't have to wonder. Leigh Wiener/Courtesy Devik Wiener hide caption

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Living Memories From The Last Days Of Alcatraz
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An Unlikely Explorer Stumbles Into Controversy
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Officers stand by in 1955 as religious leaders from Chicago demonstrate outside the White House in Washington over the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. AP hide caption

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Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder
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Restorer Nicoletta Rinaldi works on the ceiling of the Hall of Mirrors at the Versailles Palace, west of Paris, in 2007. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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Versailles Gets Spiffed-Up On Its Day Off
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Steven Pinker says our perception of how violent we are as a species is skewed. Robert Leslie/TED hide caption

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Is The World A Less Violent Place?
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The Road To The Supreme Court Arguments On Gay Marriage
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Martin Recalls The Supreme Court 34 Years Ago
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The People Behind Guthrie's 'Deportee' Verses
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Nick Wiseman, partner at DGS Delicatessen, inspects the kitchen as an employee prepares pastrami sandwiches for lunch. Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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Hear David Greene's Story
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The Fear That Drives Russia's Support For Syria's Assad
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Respectful Gay Marriage Debate An 'Enormous Step'
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Before Pearl Harbor, aviator Charles Lindbergh was so vocal about his opposition to U.S. involvement in World War II that he became an unofficial leader of America's isolationist movement. AP hide caption

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'Angry Days' Shows An America Torn Over Entering World War II
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Op-Ed: It's Time To Beef Up The U.S. Coast Guard
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A pushcart fruit vendor at the Fulton fish market in New York City in 1943 Gordon Parks/Library of Congress hide caption

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A view of the medieval town of Ribadavia, in Galicia, in the north of Spain. José Antonio Gil Martínez/via Flickr hide caption

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