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WASHINGTON (AP) Teachers are protesting the firing of nearly 400 D.C. public school employees. Union officials yesterday filed a lawsuit to contest the layoffs announced last week, which includes 229 teachers because of budget cuts.

WASHINGTON (AP) In its legislative agenda to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the Natural Resources Defense Council is encouragint the District of Columbia to develop state and local funding sources to complement federal funding. It says cutting stormwater and sewage pollution will mean safer swimming at bay area beaches.

WASHINGTON (AP) Ben Ali, the founder of Washington's famous Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant, has died. He was 82. Restaurant manager Maurice Harcum says Ali died of natural causes last night at his home.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.


Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

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