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Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

Effort To Slow Traffic Through Historic D.C. Neighborhood Is Slow But Promising

D.C. officials say they are moving closer to implementing a "road diet" for Maryland Avenue NE — one of the first projects that may serve as a model for the city as it pursues the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities over the next decade, known as Vision Zero.

John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

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A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

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After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

LISTEN: 'Ka-blam!' — Lightning Talk With The Capital Weather Gang

Does "heat lightning" really exist? Where's the best place to go when you hear thunder? Angela Fritz of The Capital Weather Gang explains the science behind lightning to WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson.

D.C. Prepares To Draft A Sweeping 'Cultural Plan' For The City

Can the arts become a bigger part of the overall development agenda for the nation's capital? D.C.'s government and insiders from its arts community want to make the city more attractive to creative people and industries — and they're working on an official plan for it.

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Updates from day three of the Democratic National Convention: President Obama and Vice President Biden make their case for Hillary Clinton. And the Clinton’s running mate Senator Tim Kaine debuts on...
President Obama will make the case for Hillary Clinton Wednesday night with about as many Americans approving of him as disapprove of him.
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McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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The Democrats' vice presidential nominee helped overhaul Virginia's mental health care system after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. He is for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and Planned Parenthood.
Everyone from President Obama to democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine contrasted the Democratic vision of America to the vision offered by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
When Michelle Obama referred recently to slaves building the White House, she gave a nod a backstory that needs to be appreciated, says Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White...
The Turkish government has shut down at least 45 newspapers and 16 television stations, and issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists.
On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, party officials are rolling out some of their heaviest hitters — including headliner President Obama.
Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a five-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.
Reporter Nancy Klingener takes NPR to the annual Underwater Musical Festival in the Florida Keys, as part of All Things Considered's feature on off-kilter summer festivals.
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