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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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GOP Congressman Suggests Private Approach To Airline Security

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Darrell Issa of California about why he believes privatizing airport screening would be better for safety and speeding up security lines.
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Donald Trump Holds Rally In California Ahead Of Final Primaries

With the Republican nomination virtually in hand, Donald Trump is on a campaign swing through states voting on June 7 — the final day of GOP primaries. He's also holding his first fundraisers.
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Inspector General Report Criticizes Hillary Clinton's Use Of Private Server

The State Department's independent watchdog criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account and server for official business.
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When Maddy Became Jake: A Father On Parenting A Transgender Child

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to political reporter Jon Ralston and his son, Jake Ralston, about Jake's transition from female to male.
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TSA Hopes To Speed Up Screening Lines This Summer, Administrator Tells Congress

But the agency projects that its checkpoints will screen 100 million more people in 2016 than it did in 2013 — even as its workforce has been reduced by 12 percent over that same time period.
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Gov. McAuliffe: Federal Investigators Have Found No Wrongdoing

The federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has focused on his business dealings before he took office and has found no evidence of wrongdoing, the governor's attorney said Wednesday.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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