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October 18, 2013
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The polls are open this weekend for voting on the 5th Congressional seat vacated by Rep. Rodney Alexander. Fourteen candidates are on the ballot. Political insider Jim Nickel reviews this special election. What began as a 12-year-old Baton Rouge girl’s request to see her grandfather’s grave has unveiled the story of a WWII hero and more. Marine Cpl. James W. Green died in 1974. But this week Green was honored with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. Charlie Whinham explains how a family uncovered his story this summer.

Race for 5th Congressional Seat (04:40) The polls are open this weekend for voting on the 5th Congressional seat vacated by Rep. Rodney Alexander. Fourteen candidates are on the ballot. Political insider Jim Nickel reviews this special election. SHARE


Three Cheers for James “Penu” Green (15:16) What began as a 12-year-old Baton Rouge girl’s request to see her grandfather’s grave has unveiled the story of a WWII hero and more. Marine Cpl. James W. Green died in 1974. But this week Green was honored with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. Charlie Whinham explains how a family uncovered his story this summer. SHARE




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