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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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Jimmy Carter: "A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety"

The 39th U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about race relations, money in politics, diplomacy and marriage.

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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform

Sex offender registries are designed to protect the public from pedophiles and others who have committed sexual crimes. But some say those guilty of much lesser offenses don’t belong on the list. We look at sex offender registries and calls for reform

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Personality, Technology And Hiring

Finding a job is a fraught process, even in the best of times. Now, as our economy continues to rebound, hiring is ramping up and so are the number of tools companies have at their disposal to evaluate candidates. From familiar, long-used personality tests to new algorithms that aim to find the right long-term hire, we consider the new landscape job-seekers and managers must navigate with Howard Ross.

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Combating HIV/AIDS In The District

According to a report released last week, the number of deaths related to HIV/AIDS has dropped significantly in the nation's capital. But the data also found that more than 2 percent of the city's population is living with the disease — levels that still quality as epidemic.

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Top Priorities For Congress Ahead Of The August Recess

What's on Congress' agenda in the final weeks before the August recess? Our panel takes a look at what needs to happen, and what can realistically get done.

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A Conversation With American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland

Acclaimed ballerina Misty Copeland joined Diane to talk about her remarkable career and how she is challenging physical stereotypes that she says keep ballet stuck in the past.

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