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1,400 Confirmed Dead In Nepal After Powerful Earthquake

The magnitude-7.8 temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu, toppling buildings in the capital. Dozens were also killed in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh.
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Union, Metro Management Disagree Over 'Safety Culture' At WMATA

The D.C. region’s transit authority continues to lack a safety culture, failing to address the needs of its employees with the same urgency as it has for passengers in the wake of the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, according to the head of the union for 8,000 Metro workers.
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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Prompt Smithsonian Symposium This Weekend

In Baltimore, the man who died in police custody, sparking protests across the city, will be laid to rest on Monday. Meanwhile, in D.C. this weekend, activists, academics and artists are gathering to discuss the recent cases of unarmed black men dying at the hands of police.
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How Long Is Too Long To Question Police About Possible Misconduct?

Protesters in Baltimore continue to demand answers about how Freddie Gray reportedly suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was in police custody. The case is raising new questions about Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and the balance between due process for police officers and the public's right to know what happened.
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Which Congressional Delegation Has The Most Clout?

Roll Call's David Hawkings explains the Capitol Hill publication's Clout Index.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.
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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.
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How Some Maryland Bars Have Been Breaking An Election Day Law For Decades

Electoral politics can be enough to drive anybody to drink — but until this legislative session, one Maryland city had laws on the books that specifically prohibited hitting the suds on election night.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 24, 2015

A break dancing competition brings talent from all over the country to Silver Spring, and The Kennedy Center hosts a concert tribute to an American folk musician.
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The Bounce: Take Bandwidth’s Music News Quiz

Think you paid attention to music news this week? We'll be the judge of that.

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.
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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.