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Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we explore the role of the National Mall in hosting landmark events past, present and future.

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Virginia Scallops Making A Comeback

It's been decades since Virginia produced scallops, but an effort that started in 1999 is leading to their return.

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How Extreme Australian Rains Made Global Sea Levels Drop

Sea level has been rising steadily as a result of global warming. But in 2010 and 2011, levels dropped sharply by a quarter of an inch. A new analysis says that's because extraordinarily heavy rainfall got trapped in inland Australia.
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Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny

California's crop of Hass avocados — those green fruit essential for guacamole — usually weigh a half-pound or more. But this year's avocados are the smallest in memory — some barely bigger than an egg.
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Virginia Trash Hauler Gets Creative To Increase Recycling

One company in Virginia has tried new, creative techniques to encourage more people to recycle.

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Majority Of Virginians Support Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

Pollsters found that more than 90 percent of respondents to a new poll support the commonwealth
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Dolphin Deaths Alarm Scientists

The animals are washing ashore at a higher rate than the last 26 years. Host Scott Simon speaks with Charley Potter, collection manager for marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, about the response along the Mid-Atlantic.
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Aging Water Infrastructure

Last month's threatened water shutoff in Prince George's County put the spotlight on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. We talk with General Manager and CEO Jerry Johnson about how they keep the water flowing and manage an aging underground infrastructure.

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What's Making Headlines Outside Of Washington?

Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.
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White House Solar Panels To Power President's Residence

President Obama is has made good on a three-year-old promise to use solar power in the White House.

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