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MLK Memorial Work To Be Completed By Anniversary Of March On Washington

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Refinishing work on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial should be complete by the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, despite earlier concerns that work wouldn't be done in time.

Workers have been removing a disputed inscription from the side of a granite stone monument of King. But officials ran into problems when the main contractor on the project didn't have the insurance required to complete the work, which included sandblasting the surface with an aggregate material.

The National Park Service announced this week that workers from the Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center are doing the work and have found a new material to use.

The project is expected to take at most a few days. The anniversary of the march is Aug. 28.

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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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