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Archaeologist Works To Track The Islamic State's War On Culture

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Obama To Rename North America's Tallest Mountain In Alaska

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For High Court's First Black Justice, Road To Confirmation Wasn't Simple

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Marie Jalowicz Simon survived the Holocaust by hiding with friends and strangers in Berlin. From the private collection of Hermann Simon hide caption

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

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Kumu (sp. Parupeneus porphyreus). The Whitesaddle Goatfish has a special place in Hawaiian culture. In ancient Hawaii, the fish were used in offerings to the gods. Courtesy of Derek Yoshinori Wada hide caption

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Louise and Michael Toscano, mother and father of Brooklyn Public Library patron Vera Toscano, on their wedding day. The reception was at the Grand Paradise Ballroom in the Williamsburg neighborhood on May 9, 1926. The photo is now part of the "Culture in Transit" online collection. Courtesy of Vera Toscano/Brooklyn Public Library hide caption

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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

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The Strange History Of Betting On Elections: It Wasn't Just About Money

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104

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Kenneth Jackson stands outside the Dew Drop Inn, which his grandfather, Frank Painia, opened in 1938. John Burnett for NPR hide caption

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As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

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Tres hermanas- "Three Sisters", Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, 1986. Tony Gleaton/Courtesy The Tony Gleaton Photographic Trust, All Rights Reserved hide caption

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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones stands next to a illegal aliens sign he had placed in the parking lot of the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Nov. 3, 2005, in Hamilton, Ohio. David Kohl/AP hide caption

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Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of 'Alien'

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