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Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

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The Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization aimed at protecting water from polluters, claims that Hudson Farm in Maryland is polluting a nearby river, and that the farm should be held liable.

The alliance also says Perdue Farms, which contracts with Hudson Farm, should also be held accountable for the damage.

A federal judge is hearing the case now. Purdue says the outcome has huge implications, and that if it loses, all poultry farms on the Eastern Shore will be liable for Clean Water Act violations.

Closing arguments are set for the end of the month.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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