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Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

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The magnitude 2.5 tremor was focused near Pulaski, Va. -- in the southwestern part of the state.

USGS Geophysicist Don Blakeman says this type of minor quake generally only lasts about a second or two and feels like a sudden jolt.

"A lot of times people describe them as: 'I thought someone backed into the house'...sometimes they're heard as well, there will be a sharp noise," he says.

Blakeman says this was not related to the earthquake in Japan.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

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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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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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