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SM_Donna Hayashi Smith, a curator holding a French porcelain vase from 1820.

Welcome to the White House

A former first lady salutes the long-serving workers who keep the nation’s foremost home running smoothly

snake with fangs bared

The Deadly Shortage of Venom Antidote

A deadly shortage of venom antidote has spurred a little-known group of scientists in Costa Rica to action

SOCIAL- A neatly trimmed border hedge in Craigleith, Edinburgh.

Scotland Yards

A shear celebration of the ubiquitous boxy bushes that have defined the British landscape since the Bronze Age

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The Redemption of Rosa Bonheur

She was an international superstar. And then she was ignored. Now one family is working fervently to restore the forgotten genius to greatness

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A Legacy of Honor

Located in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedom

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Prime Time

Thanksgiving’s most unexpected legacy is heating up again

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Not So Gonzo

As a student, the future caricaturist tried his hand at a different type of brushwork

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You're So Vain

Today’s social media obsession has its roots in the development centuries ago of the reflective material

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All-Purpose Paisley

How an Indian export became part of the fabric of American life

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Caped Crusaders

In 1880, a new generation helped decide the closest popular vote in U.S. history

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