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How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

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A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years. Shoreline Productions hide caption

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Love Lost Between Africa And President Obama?

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Cursed? Museum's Egyptian Artifact Spinning On Its Own

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Ole Smoky's bottles are designed in keeping with the local eastern Tennessee tradition to "pass the jar." Moonshine was typically drunk out of old Mason jars. Van Gallik/Courtesy of Ole Smoky hide caption

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' Today show on Wednesday. NBC, Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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It's Time To Move On From The Past

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Mike McConnell (left) and Jack Baker --€” the couple in the Baker v. Nelson case — attempt to get a marriage license in Minneapolis in May 1970. The AP reported in December 2012 that the two are still together. R. Bertraine Heine/Minnesota Historical Society/AP hide caption

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Actor Wilson Cruz

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Safe cracker Elaad Israeli works the dial on an old safe found by the National Council of Women of the United States. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics Of Women's Suffrage Group

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'Let The Fire Burn': A Philadelphia Community Forever Changed

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Barge Traffic Increases Along Erie Canal

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Depression is common among old people, affecting up to 25 percent. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On

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Lincoln Walks at Midnight stands outside the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The statue depicts President Abraham Lincoln contemplating the prospect of statehood for West Virginia. Vicki Smith/AP hide caption

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West Virginia's Birthday Recalls A State Born Of Civil War

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For octopus flesh to be tender enough to grill, it must be dried in the sun at least one full day. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

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Who Will Care For 'Baby Veronica?'

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