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D.C. Men Cite Trayvon Martin During Robbery Of Maryland Man

In Maryland, a man from Bethesda is recovering after being attacked and robbed by three men who yelled the attack was "for Trayvon Martin.''

A spokesperson with D.C. police says the attack occurred early Saturday morning in the 1700 block of Euclid Street NW in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

The attackers took the victim's cell phone and wallet before leaving. The unidentified victim suffered minor injuries. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

The new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make it a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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