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If You're A D.C. Resident, Here's What You Need To Know About The Statehood Vote

For D.C. voters, this election isn't just about a president or local legislator. It's also about whether D.C. should become the 51st state.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

Metro Identifies Systemic Problems With Electrical System Upkeep

Metro riders suffered through more than two dozen track fires and arcing incidents in just a two-month span this year, prompting Metro to review the way it handles its electrical systems.
The Diane Rehm Show

Civility, Public Discourse And The 2016 Presidential Campaign

Many say the current presidential race is the most uncivilized in modern American history. Civility in public discourse, why it seems to have hit a new low and long-term implications for the democratic process.

Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of voters with disabilities reported having trouble casting their ballots.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Racial Concerns About D.C.'s "Death With Dignity Act"

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 about medical intervention.

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In his youth, Fort Totten rapper Ardamus excelled at a number of competitive sports. “If I didn’t get into music and anything else more, I would’ve gotten into soccer professionally,” he boasts....
A Pew Research Center survey says most Americans on social media are stressed out by online political interactions — and those feelings appear to be bipartisan.
It's called a diya. It's part of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. And this year, the lamp is linked to politics in the U.S. — and in India as well.
Even before tonight's opening pitch, the mere fact that these two teams have made it this far is historic in itself. The Indians last won a championship in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908.
Donald Trump isn't the first politician to use coarse language, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him discussing women's genitalia wasn't like other live-mic...
Rick Hasen, founder of the Election Law Blog, discusses Donald Trump's claims of potential voter fraud. "He's threatening the bedrock of democracy, and doing it to claim he's not a loser,"...
New guidelines from the Roman Catholic Church note that the practice of cremation is increasing and recommends that ashes be buried in "cemeteries and other sacred places."
White evangelicals are some of Trump's strongest backers. But another reliably Republican group of Christians — Mormons — is leery of the GOP candidate. Here's why.
AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.
Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.
The D.C. region is home to numerous roads with ties to - or that go through - National Parks. We consider the balance between preservation and access those roadways represent.
China's Communist Party will aim to tighten party discipline at a key meeting this week. Part of this is an effort to target covert factions within the party that threaten to destabilize it.
Some in the crowd expressed anger over his endorsement of Donald Trump, who kicked off his presidential campaign last year by disparaging Mexican immigrants.
Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?
From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.
Airplanes are a remarkably safe way to travel, but small children can be injured while aloft. Skipping the hot coffee and putting small ones in the window seat can help, pediatricians say.
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