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Stephen Petranek: "How We'll Live On Mars"

Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.

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Arthur Brooks: "The Conservative Heart"

Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, says it's time for a new conservative movement. The best-selling author on how Republicans can create a party that fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity and connects with American voters.

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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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Health Risks Associated With Some Over-The-Counter Pain Medications

Millions of Americans regularly take over-the-counter medicines for minor aches and pains. But the FDA has now strengthened its warning that some of these drugs can be dangerous. We discuss the risks and benefits of non-prescription pain relief medications.

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Jonathan M. Bryant: "Dark Places Of The Earth: The Voyage Of The Slave Ship Antelope"

Historian Jonathan Bryant brings to light the history of the rarely-studied slave ship Antelope and the court battle over the fate of the nearly 300 captives it carried. Bryant joins Diane to talk about the 1825 case he calls "the most important Supreme Court case you've never heard of."

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va) talks with us about the future of the Democratic Party and his bid to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

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The Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman On The Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech

Abe Foxman, one of the most influential voices in the American Jewish community, is stepping down this month as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He talks about his life and lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.

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The U.S. And Five Other World Powers Reach A Nuclear Agreement With Iran

The U.S. and five other world powers reached an agreement with Iran to lift international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear production capability. A look at what's in the pact and how Congress will respond.

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The Americans With Disabilities Act 25 Years Later

The Americans With Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to disabled people, improving the lives of millions. But critics say it's overly burdensome and costly. We look at the ADA 25 years after it became law.

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Challenges Facing Local Military Families and Veterans

With the Pentagon in Northern Virginia and military bases in D.C. and Maryland as well, the military has a strong presence in our region. But life isn't always easy for military families and veterans here. It can be hard for both veterans and spouses of active service members to find jobs. Struggles with PTSD and physical injuries tax families and caregivers. And going to college as an older student after four or eight years of service is a big adjustment. We'll explore the challenges facing military families and veterans in our area.

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