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Man Convicted In Chandra Levy Slaying Asks For New Trial

Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy asked a judge to grant a new trial in the case, a request that had been expected for months and won't be ruled on for many more.

An attorney for Ingmar Guandique made the brief oral motion for a new trial during a court hearing yesterday in the District.

Lawyers have been discussing information since late 2012 that could discredit a key prosecution witness, Guandique's one-time cellmate who testified at trial that Guandique confided his responsibility for Levy's murder 12 years ago.

Guandique's attorneys will make a formal written motion for a new trial early next year based on the information. Government lawyers will then respond, and a hearing on the issue is expected to follow.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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