WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

USNA Sexual Assault Hearing Concludes

Questioning has concluded in a military hearing that will determine whether three male U.S. Naval Academy students will face a court-martial for the alleged sexual assault of a female classmate. The accused Midshipmen, all former Navy football players, declined to speak Tuesday after their accuser spent five days testifying. The case is being closely watched by many as the Pentagon, Congress and the Obama administration work to address the broader issue of sexual assaults in the military. We find out what happened at the hearing and what comes next.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

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