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Montgomery County Council Delves Deeper In Gaithersburg West Master Plan

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Like beauty, progress is often in the eye of the beholder. Today in Maryland, the Montgomery County council will again meet to consider changes to the Gaithersburg West master plan, including altering some intersections.

Doing so would allow expansion of a campus of Johns Hopkins University to accommodate a tripling of the number of people employed locally in life sciences but opponents fear it will also create a traffic nightmare.

As part of our continuing series on the plan, Matt Bush speaks with some of the people who developed it...

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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.


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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