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Even Arlington Cemetery Can't Escape Storm Damage

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Arlington National Cemetery, shown here in 2011 file photo, sustained damage from last Friday's derecho.
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Arlington National Cemetery, shown here in 2011 file photo, sustained damage from last Friday's derecho.

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is assessing damage from last Friday's storm. The cemetery lost trees in several areas and some headstones were affected.

In total, Arlington National Cemetery says 28 trees were either lost or damaged to the point that they'll have to be removed. Two white oaks and one red oak were estimated to be at least 225 years old.

Clean up crews have been working since Saturday to clear the debris. The cemetery says a small number of headstones were damaged in the storm.   New headstones will be ordered to replace them.

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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