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Kara Kennedy, Daughter Of Late Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies

Kara Kennedy Allen, the oldest daughter of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died at the age of 51 Friday at a Washington-area health club, reports the Associated Press.

Her brother, Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, reported her death, and told AP, "she's with dad."

Allen was a lung cancer survivor, and had a malignant tumor removed in 2003.

Her brother told AP he thinks her cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her and weakened her physically." He says, "her heart gave out."

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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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