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BALTIMORE (AP) Three cruise ship workers and two other people are charged with trying to smuggle heroin and cocaine into Baltimore from the Dominican Republic. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said in court papers that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship employees planned to deliver drugs they picked up in the Dominican Republic to a Wal-Mart near the cruise terminal, but a ship security officer tipped off authorities.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) The Army is making housing at Fort Detrick in Frederick available to civilians for the first time, citing lowered occupancy rates and rising maintenance costs. Officials say other military installations nationwide are doing the same thing to keep housing rates up.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Shirley Watts to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals. Watts fills a vacation on a judicial circuit representing Baltimore.

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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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