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Strange Sounds, Burial Grounds And The Case Of The Twisted Dreamcatcher

Creaky doors and squeaky floorboards are part of the territory of an old house. But what about the unexplained sounds that come and go?

Skip The Line: Early Voting For General Election Ramps Up Across The Region

Why wait in line on Nov. 8 when you can cast ballots early in D.C., Maryland and Virginia?
The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

Virginia’s online voter registration will be extended after a system crash. Montgomery County keeps Marriott headquarters local with big incentives. And Washington D.C. dukes it out with Washington state over their shared moniker.

Low-Income D.C. Homebuyers Face Delays In Program That's Meant To Help Them

The District's HPAP program is meant to give low- and middle-income residents a financial boost as they look to buy a house. But administrative hiccups are delaying closing dates, threatening financing arrangements and even derailing sales.

To Help Combat Truancy, D.C. Schools Are Turning To A Smartphone App

The first-of-its-kind app is part of a larger program to improve poor attendance in D.C. public and charter schools.

The Many Reasons Washington, D.C., Is Vastly Superior To Washington State

Washington, D.C. is greater than Washington state — and here are the various reasons why.

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The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.
We explore concerns in the black community about the "Death with Dignity Act" which is advancing in the D.C. Council, and what medical aid in dying means among those who are historically skeptical...
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Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's new editor, tells NPR about the magazine's unexpected endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and anti-Semitic tweets directed at him and other...
When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.
The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska shuts down Monday, 17 years ahead of schedule. It is just the latest U.S. nuclear plant to close because it can't compete with other cheaper energy.
Songs featured Oct. 24, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.
U.S. politics have long been marked by disagreement and even rancor. But 2016 feels worse than usual. NPR's Hidden Brain podcast offers one explanation why, from deep in our psychological frameworks.
Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi talks about his documentary Fire at Sea. The film tells the story of the ongoing migrant crisis as experienced by residents of Lampedusa, an island off the coast of...
This week, the World Series features two of professional sports' most famously hapless franchises: the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. Both teams have gone decades without a championship.
Trump visited the site of Pickett's Charge, a failed Confederate assault on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished "within days." That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.
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