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Slavery Unearthed: Excavating The Past In Maryland

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The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.
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The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.

Archeologists in Fredrick, Md., are trying to piece together what the lives of slaves in the area might have been like by literally digging up the past. French refugee farmers from Haiti kept slaves there in the early 1800s and the National Park Service says the largest slave village in the Washington Metro region is buried on the grounds.

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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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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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