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Program Matches Embassies With D.C. Public School Classes

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Dean Middle School students perform their final presentation at the Indonesian Embassy.
Embassy Adoption Program
Dean Middle School students perform their final presentation at the Indonesian Embassy.

The Embassy Adoption Program allows thousands of 5th and 6th graders to learn about other cultures: One class will video conference with students in Luxembourg, another will learn judo after the embassy of Japan donated mats and uniforms. And some students get to go abroad, like one class that visited Poland.

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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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