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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) An avowed white supremacist accused of threatening people is scheduled to go on trial next week after a federal judge refused to dismiss charges that his hate-filled rants were protected free speech. William A. White is head of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi group and is charged with threatening a newspaper columnist, a mayor and several others.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Virginia Military Institute says a cadet who collapsed and died after a 10-mile march had an underlying medical condition that caused cardiac arrest. The school said today the medical examiner determined John A. Evans had a disease that causes thickening of the heart muscle.

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WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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