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Analysis: Cheney Lobbies Senate GOP To Oppose Defense Cuts

Despite speculation that automatic cuts to defense spending won't be addressed until after the November election, big guns like former VP Dick Cheney have been lobbying Congress. Alex Bolton of The Hill addresses shifting tides.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Expansion Gets Approval

Organizers have gotten preliminary approval for construction of a new education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which include an extensive underground element.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A senior member of President Assad’s regime defects as world powers discuss ways to end the 16-month old conflict in Syria. Pakistan reopens supply routes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologizes for the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers. And British bank Barclays admits to manipulating global interest rates. Guest host Susan Page speaks with Yochi Dreazen of National Journal Magazine, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre and Mark Mardell of BBC North America Editor.

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Strolling Through History: Civil War Tourism Around DC

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we explore well-known and well-hidden landmarks in the Washington region.

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Free Speech, Lies And 'Stolen Valor'

The Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment's free speech protections extend to "contemptible" lies. Is there another way to protect the virtue of military honors?

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Local Naval Academy Grad Among AT&T National Leaders

Local resident and Naval Academy grad Billy Hurley III was among the leaders in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Thursday, shooting 2-under.

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AT&T National Golf Tournament Returns To Bethesda

Tiger Woods and company return to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. this week for the AT&T National golf tournament, which returns to the area after two years in Philadelphia.

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Analysis: Congress Scrambles To Avert Cuts To Pentagon Budget

Lawmakers, particularly those on the D.C. region, are concerned about the looming $55 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper, explains the latest in those negotiations.

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Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

In 2003, Pat Tillman wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife before leaving for Afghanistan to serve with the Army Rangers. She recounts how that letter helped her remake her life after his death.

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Records Shows Misuse Of Government Aircraft By Virginia National Guard

According to a Pentagon investigation, the former leader of the Virginia National Guard and his assistant misused a government aircraft.

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