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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 17, 2013

Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

By Jenna Dooley


(Duration: 3:58)

Erik and Mary-Ann Gjermundsen of Norway are making the nearly 3,400-mile trip across the U.S. in their small Messerschmitt.

This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.

Categories: History, Transportation, Travel

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 15, 2013

In Second Term, Obama Takes Softer Tone Toward Bushes

By Ari Shapiro


(Duration: 4:31)

President Obama applauds as former first lady Barbara Bush and former President George W. Bush help President George H.W. Bush stand at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on April 25 in Dallas. Former first lady Laura Bus

Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the White House on Monday, along with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to celebrate a milestone for Points of Light, a volunteer service organization that got its start during the first Bush administration.

Categories: Government, History, Politics

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