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Investigators Seeking Help On Stolen Memorabilia

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Barry Landau pleaded guilty last month to charges of conspiracy and theft in Maryland's U.S. District Court. Thousands of documents seized from his Manhattan apartment have now been traced back to archives throughout the United States.

But National Archives Inspector General Paul Brachfeld said this week that investigators hope dealers who are now questioning items they bought from Landau will help them recover even more stolen documents and gather information ahead of what they think will be a harsh sentencing. He says dealers who come forward can get amnesty and will have an easier time seeking restitution.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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