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Homeless Prince William Co. Dog Needs Help

In Virginia, the Prince William County Animal Shelter is looking for a helping hand for an injured, homeless dog.

Ten-week-old Chihuahua mix Louie is in need of an operation to repair a large hernia in his abdomen. The surgery is expected to cost upwards of $2,300.

Animal rescue staff say they're looking for donations toward the operation as well as a permanent home for Louie.

If you'd like to help, contact the Prince William County Animal Shelter.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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