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Construction Budget Unveiled In Montgomery County

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Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett unveils his construction budget plan at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville.
Matt Bush
Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett unveils his construction budget plan at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says school construction and maintenance will not be affected by budget woes, but road work will. Specifically, Leggett says resurfacing roads in residential areas will happen at a slower pace.

Matt Bush reports...

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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