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Analysis: Maryland And Virginia Duke It Out Over FBI Headquarters

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Maryland and Virginia’s representatives in Congress are in a fierce competition to get the new FBI headquarters built within their state’s borders.

The Government Services Administration has been working to identify potential sites for the agency as it prepares to move out of its current home in the J Edgar Hoover building. And it has both U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Virginia’s Mark Warner trying to use their clout in Congress to win the big development project.

The Hill's Alex Bolton talks with WAMU host Pat Brogan about what influence, if any, the two lawmakers will have in the GSA's decision-making process.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
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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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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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