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Remembering Local Heroes on Memorial Day
Boston is full of statues of statesmen and generals. But there are smaller memorials as well, to people who aren't in history books. Like the plaques on street corners, commemorating neighbors who were killed in war.

Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 3:00am


Recently on Morning Edition:

May 22, 2015
CBS Trashes David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set

The day after Letterman said goodbye, the late-night set was dismantled. The dumpster outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater was soon over flowing. Fans were quick to dive in for relics.

May 22, 2015
Stuffed Tiger, Camera-Stealing Elephant Get Attention

Police in Washington responded to a call about a Bengal tiger — turns out it was a stuffed animal. In Thailand, an elephant grabbed a tourist's camera. Instead of a selfie, can we call it an elfie?

May 22, 2015
Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Congress continues to debate the USA Patriot Act. A key provision allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records expires at the end of the month.

May 22, 2015
Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?

May 22, 2015
Boy Scouts' National President Says It's Time To Accept Gay Adult Leaders

President Robert Gates, a former CIA director and former defense secretary, said in Atlanta on Thursday that failure to make changes quickly could spell the end of the group as a national movement.

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