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Why Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

NPR | May 21, 2017 5:20 a.m.

In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain.

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

NPR | May 19, 2017 4:45 a.m.

Robert Howard II grew up in Norwich, Conn., in the shadow of his father — a larger-than-life character in town — who fought in Vietnam, and was killed in action there in 1969.

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Smithsonian Solves 150-Year-Old Mystery Death Of Collector And Puts Bones On Display

NPR | May 15, 2017 6:34 a.m.

Explorer Robert Kennicott disappeared one day in 1866. For more than a century, the cause of his death has been a mystery — but the Smithsonian has solved it.

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The Origins Of 4/20, Marijuana's Highest Holiday

AP | April 20, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Seattle

The origins of the date, and the term "420" generally, were long murky. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of buddies from San Rafael High School in California.

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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.

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Old Eastern Oregon Churches Share Pioneer History

East Oregonian | April 15, 2017 5:44 p.m.

In Pendleton, a pair of early churches were being built in the late 1800s within a stone’s throw of each other. Episcopalians and the Methodists raced to complete their buildings first.

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Kennewick Man's Genetics Suggest More Than One Route To North America

Northwest News Network | April 12, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Genetic information from Kennewick Man shows the Bering Land Bridge may not have been the only route humans used to migrate to North America more than 10,000 years ago.





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Spicer Tries To Compare Assad To Hitler, Overlooks History

NPR | April 11, 2017 12:40 p.m.

In the middle of an international debate about Syria, Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, President Trump's lead spokesman made an ill-conceived, ahistorical reference to Hitler.

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Meadowlark's Days May Be Numbered As Oregon's State Bird

OPB | April 6, 2017 4:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

When it comes to Oregon's state bird, it could soon be out with the meadowlark and in with the osprey.

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78 Years Ago, Oregon's 'Tall Firs' Won The 1st NCAA Tournament

AP | March 30, 2017 7:41 a.m.

The Ducks face North Carolina in the national semifinals in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday. Oregon hasn't been this close to the title game since the team won the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1939.