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Ferrari Stunt In China Causes Local Uproar

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Authorities in the Chinese city of Nanjing are under fire after a publicity stunt that involved a high-end Ferrari and a Ming dynasty wall. The event was marking Ferrari's 20 years in China. The driver of Ferrari literally burned rubber on top of the wall, leaving tire marks atop the 600-year-old wall. The Chinese have taken to the Internet to voice their complaints. Audie Cornish talks with Rob Gifford, China editor for the Economist, about the incident.
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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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