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Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor

He's a little John Steinbeck and a little bit Jules Verne; a smidge Shakespeare, and a heaping helping of Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, and Douglas Adams. His irreverent novels include comedic takes on death, Shakespeare, marine biology, and the life of Jesus Christ. His latest tale is a romp through nineteenth-century Paris in the company of the most famous artists of the time, all seeking fame, fortune, and an elusive and coveted pigment known as "sacred blue."

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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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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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