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Virginia Lab Helps ID Migrants Who Die In Ariz. Desert

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Bode Technology Group has helped Mexico make at least 47 positive identifications of migrants found in the Arizona desert since the program began a couple of years ago. Many other cases are pending.

The process begins with a search for other identification or clues on the remains of those found along smuggling routes in the desert.

Lorenia Ton from Mexico's consulate in Tucson visits the morgues of southern Arizona. She looks for identifiers such as a phone number written inside pant legs or a piece of paper sewn into a backpack. If identification is found, the lab tries to confirm it by matching DNA to samples from relatives.

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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