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Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

From the shores of the Potomac to the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Va., paleontologists have been unearthing massive creatures buried in rock and clay. While the local finds are providing new clues about what our region looked like millions of years ago, Smithsonian scientists are looking west for new information about big predators that once roamed the Earth. We get the latest fossil finds and dinosaur news and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting these ancient specimens.

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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