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Series...D.C. Area Students Succeed Against Tough Odds

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This week, education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has been telling us about remarkable students she has met- students who seem destined to succeed- despite overwhelming odds. Today we hear about 18-year-old Josue Rosales, who has just graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.

Ginger Moored helped in the production of this story. The Esperanza Education Fund provided assistance in the production of this story.

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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 Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about 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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