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Pond Search Completed In Alexandria Murder Investigation

The search of a pond in Fairfax County in relation to three high-profile unsolved murders in Alexandria is over. Police officials say the FBI helped them with the search for evidence, but they won't say what they found, if anything.

The pond is located near a home belonging to Charles Severance's parents. Police say they want to talk to Severance in relation to the murders, although they have not named him as a suspect.

Severance is being held in West Virginia on an unrelated gun charge out of Loudoun County, and Virginia is pushing to have him extradited. An attorney representing the 53-year-old man says the arrest was a "sham."

Severance was a fringe candidate in three elections in Alexandria, where people remember him as an eccentric who wore all black to candidate forums with sunglasses and gloves. His extradition hearing is set for April 23.

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

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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Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Among the thousands Hillary Clinton's emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.
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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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