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Budget Deal Allows D.C. To Offer Internet Gambling

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The provision allowing D.C. to offer online gaming was included in the 2011 budget compromise reached by the White House and Congressional leaders. Under the measure, D.C. would be allowed to offer online poker and other games of skill and chance.

The office of D.C. Council Member Michael A. Brown says conservative estimates show the city could bring in $13 million through fiscal year 2014.

Efforts to legalize Internet gambling have stalled elsewhere, including in New Jersey.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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