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AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: St. Mary's Orphanage School, Bangalore, India

For these Indian students, graduation means a better life

For academic comparisons, the U.S. looks to other developed countries to see where it ranks. When it comes to economic growth, American leaders often mention developing countries such as China, Brazil and India. WAMU 88.5's Kavitha Cardoza is from Bangalore, India, and she decided to look at education in her home country while she was there last year. She visited St. Mary's Orphanage School as part of her reporting on the dropout crisis.

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Customers Bid Farewell To One Of The D.C. Region's Last Video Stores

Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
NPR

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Analysis: U.S. Capitol Renovations And The D.C. Council's Lawsuit Against Mayor Gray

Roll Call's David Hawkings joins Matt Bush to discuss the D.C. council's suit against Mayor Gray and the expensive process of rehabilitating the U.S. Capitol Dome.
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Free Public Wi-Fi Comes To NoMa

The NoMa Business Improvement District has started to provide free Wi-Fi in some parts of the neighborhood, but some users say the service is still too sluggish.

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