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Washington's Lesser Known Memorials

It's a mystery to some why there memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot, and women who died on the Titanic. But a statue or a monument built in Washington is typically the result of a passionate interest group lobbying for a sponsor in Congress and raising money. Some feel the nation's capital would benefit from a more coherent approach, while others see a reflection of our nation patchwork identity. We explore the lesser-known memorials in Washington.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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