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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

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As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us. We'll go out on patrol with a rookie cop in Montgomery County. We'll meet young activists who are looking to reframe the politics of immigration. And we'll hit the beach to find out how the arrival of "June bugs" — swarms of high school grads — affects resort communities.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Feels Like the First Time (In the Style of Foreigner)" by Karaoke Planet from Foreigner Hits, Vol. 1]

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