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Running the Extra Mile... or 25: The Dojo of Pain

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Dojo of Pain members Daniel Yi, Richard Rainey, PJ Martinez, Brian Savitch and Jeff King begin running at Hains Point.
Kavitha Cardoza
Dojo of Pain members Daniel Yi, Richard Rainey, PJ Martinez, Brian Savitch and Jeff King begin running at Hains Point.

Most joggers hit the pavement to get a little exercise and stay fit. And then there's the Dojo of Pain -- a group of hyper-competitive runners who meet regularly in D.C. to push each other to their physical limits. Kavitha Cardoza went to Hains Point to meet the members of the Dojo, and brings us this audio postcard.

[Music: "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead from Polishin' Up Our Act / "Summer Wind" by Boston Pops Orchestra from Night & Day]

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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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