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Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As Democratic Chair After Convention

President Obama praised Wassserman Schultz's service saying that "her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together."

Munich Police: Suspect Was A High School Student Fixated On Shooting Rampages

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The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.

The Future Of Paratransit In D.C.: Finding The Right Price Tag For A Civil Right

Effective Friday, Transport DC — a District-subsidized taxicab service for people with disabilities — is being scaled back. One group of involved citizens is demanding that they not be left behind in the new age of urban mobility.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - July 22, 2016

A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.

'I Wanted To Give Voice To Them' — Summer Program Spurs Theater About Race

Stark spotlights illuminate about a dozen teens. They shout out in groups: “I’m Latino, I’m black, I’m a woman, I’m mixed …” They're working on a play for the Paso Nuevo summer theater program, where D.C. youths find their voices on issues that matter to them.

Groups Turn Fire Hose Of Super PAC Cash On Local Elections

Super PACs are starting to have a big impact on local government, as donors use them to skirt donor limits and pump large amounts of cash into elections.

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Kojo examines the longstanding structural issues plaguing D.C.’s central jail, what’s being done to fix them, and what city leaders plan to do about the aging facility.
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The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.
Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people.
Individual sports federations will decide whether each Russian athlete can compete in the Olympics, stopping short of banning the entire Russian delegation from competing due to a doping scandal.
Community activist and Clinton delegate Malcolm Kenyatta gives Michel Martin a tour of his neighborhood in North Philadelphia, where he was born and where he sees lessons for the Democratic Party.
A Muslim community that has been in Philadelphia since the 1920s is finally building its own mosque, which it hopes will help revitalize the neighborhood.
The NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game over a controversial North Carolina law that affects LGBT people. John Amaechi, the first pro basketball player to come out as gay, talks about the move.
Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
Following the controversy surrounding Melania Trump's speech at the RNC, NPR looks at a history of speeches given by the spouses of those running for president, starting with Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Democratic National Convention starts Monday with party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire after a leak of emails showing bias toward Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Supporters of Bernie Sanders rallied in Philadelphia Sunday, a day before the Democratic convention begins. They are upset after leaked emails appear to show the DNC favored Clinton in the primaries.
A self-taught filmmaker and his wife made the terrifying film in just one evening, using IKEA lights and a homemade dolly. The 2 1/2 minute short has now been adapted for the big screen.
And this way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor, which has been compared to rotting meat. The strange "horticultural jewel" is at the New York Botanical Garden.
It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.
Authorities had warned that tap water in Hugo, Colo., was unsafe to consume due to high levels of marijuana's psychoactive compound. Now, it turns out that the results were just a false positive.
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