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Stolen Goods Still Unclaimed In Montgomery County

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Stolen merchadise currently held by Montgomery County Police.
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Stolen merchadise currently held by Montgomery County Police.

The burglaries took place last year, and police have been able to return about half of what was stolen to its owners. But more than 200 pieces of jewelry, as well as laptops, a few TVs and video game systems, DVDs and stacks of international currency remain.

Police would also like homeowners to take some precautions to make sure they don't find themselves in this situation. One involves social networking. Detective Bob Finkelstein says it's not wise to post on sites like Facebook when you're leaving your house.

"It can only help if you don't put that information out there. It makes it easier for the burglar to know if no one's home," he says.

Three men were arrested for the string of burglaries, a crime police say has become more frequent since the downturn in the economy.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Join Us At Noon Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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