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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Feb. 28
Greg Allen / NPR
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Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

Feb. 28
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / NPR
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Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Feb. 28
Eric Deggans / NPR
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The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

Feb. 27
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

In The South, Way More People Are Identifying As Both Black And White

Feb. 27
Gene Demby / NPR
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Data from the 2010 Census show that the number is rising fastest in Southern states, and among toddlers.

Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students To Step Down

Feb. 27
Jasmine Garsd / NPR
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Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared. He's now stepping down.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies

Feb. 27
Jackie Northam / NPR
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Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Feb. 27
Debbie Elliott / NPR
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A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps, but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

Feb. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Nemtsov served as a governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He later became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was killed on a street in Moscow.

Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape the CPAC Lion's Den

Feb. 27
S.V. Dáte / NPR
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The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much-anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.