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WASHINGTON (AP) — I was feeling pretty good until I saw the cowry shells. There they sat, arranged in neat little stark-white semi-circles on a dark pedestal lit by a spotlight. Disbelief made me lean in and read the display caption twice: “Cowries, manillas, beads, and guns changed hands in exchange for African men, women […]

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