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Marines In Quantico Shooting Identified

The three U.S. Marines killed Thursday at a Virginia base in Quantico have been identified.

Authorities say that 25-year-old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez of Pacifica, Calif. gunned down 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata of Oakley, Calif. and 23-year-old Cpl. Jacob Wooley of Guntown, Miss. on Thursday in barracks at the Quantico base, reports the Associated Press. After killing Castromata and Wolley, Lopez then took his own life.

Military officials say Lopez was a tactics instructor who joined the corps seven years ago.

Lopez was a teacher at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers and his specialty was machine-gunner. Castromata was a warehouse clerk for the school, and Wooley was a field radio operator and also worked with the school.

The Marines have not described the relationship between the three or released a motive for the shooting.

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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