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Etan Patz News Resurrects Parents' Nightmares

New York Police have reported a possible break in the case of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who vanished 33 years ago on his way to school. No one was ever charged in his case, and the episode was a deep personal tragedy for the Patz family.
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D.C.'s Alley Dwellers Live In The Heart Of It All, Out Of Sight

We meet D.C. residents who've lived for decades in a tiny, single-room alley dwelling.

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The Location: Investigating Cairo Builder's Chilling Connection

In this month's edition of "The Location," we hear a chilling, little-known family tale related to the famous architect who built D.C.'s Cairo.

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Remembering A Man Who Broke Boundaries Of Earth, Sky

Al Welsh was born in Russia in 1881, before anyone had figured out how to fly an airplane. But he went on to become one of the world's first pilots.

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Volunteers Work To Save D.C.'s Oldest Monuments

Washington's oldest monuments, its boundary stones, have nearly been forgotten. But a group of engineers, preservationists and history buffs is working to change that.

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Hail The Conquering Chicken! A Story Of Dinner Plate Domination

From the jungles of Southeast Asia through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the chicken's journey to the table has been quite the odyssey, spanning thousands of years. Yet it's only in the past century that chickens came to dominate the American diet.
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Mourners Wait For Details On Chuck Brown's Memorial Service

As impromptu memorials and celebrations pop up throughout the city, Chuck Brown devotees are calling for the District to hold a very public memorial service so the city can mourn the late "Godfather of Go-Go."

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Lockerbie Bomber Dies, Three Years After Release

The former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie, Scotland, bombing has died, according to reports. He was 59.
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Where Chen Fits In A History Of Dissidents

Host Rachel Martin talks with China scholar Perry Link about activist Chen Guangcheng's arrival in the U.S. Link has followed the lives of Chinese dissidents involved with the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
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A Lawman Killed By Hate; Now, ATF Remembers

Host Rachel Martin takes a moment to remember William Henderson Foote, a black federal agent in Mississippi in the late 1800s. He was honored this week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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