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Walt Whitman's Letter For A Dying Soldier To His Wife Discovered

Jackie Budell of the National Archives talks about a newly discovered a letter written by Walt Whitman, who visited hospitals and wrote letters on behalf of injured soldiers during the Civil War.

An oil drilling rig near Williston, N.D., in 2014. The U.S. has joined Saudi Arabia and Russia as one of the world's top oil producers. But the benefits that many forecasters predicted have not materialized. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Is Pumping All This Oil, So Where Are The Benefits?

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Katie Plas, a junior petroleum engineering major at Marietta College, studies before class. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

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You may know Gurira as Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding zombie slayer on The Walking Dead. But she's also an award-winning playwright and this week, two of her works are opening in New York. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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'Zimerican' Playwright Danai Gurira Brings African Stories To American Stages

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