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Merged Authority's Mission is to Promote D.C. Sports

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The Washington Convention and Sports Authority says D.C. will become a hotbed of high profile sporting events.

The organization was created from the merger of the old Convention Center Authority and the Sports and Entertainment Commission. Spokesman Erik Moses says D.C.'s tourism industry will get a boost in promoting D.C. as a sports town. The Convention and Sports Authority is currently promoting December's Eagle Bank Bowl at RFK stadium.

Jamila Bey reports...

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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