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Some of the best stories come from afar, and some are right next door.
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Some of the best stories come from afar, and some are right next door.

We track people, businesses, ideas -- even some flora and fauna -- as they flow in and out of our region. We'll talk with a local Congressman who wants to create a national museum of American immigration. We'll find out why so many NYC-based restaurants are setting up shop in the District, and hear how residents are coping with the gaggles of Canada geese that refuse to migrate from our region.

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