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First Televised Debate In Md. Governor's Race

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich are facing off today as the candidates hold their first televised debate of the campaign.

Later today, O'Malley and Ehrlich will meet on the set of a Baltimore television station and try to convince voters why each man deserves another run as governor.

Recent polls show O'Malley, a Democrat, leading his Republican opponent.

The two candidates also have two more scheduled debates at radio stations later this month. A spokesman for O'Malley is also challenging the Ehrlich campaign to agree to a debate this coming Thursday. It would be hosted by the Washington Post, which is partnering with WAMU and the television station WUSA for the prospective debate.

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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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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
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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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