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Developer-In-Chief: Obama Wants D.C. (And Other Cities) To Build More Housing

Is enough housing being built in Washington and other U.S. cities? President Obama doesn't seem to think so.

Terrence Sterling's Family Questions Timing Of Union Official's Arrival At Scene Of Shooting

The attorney for motorcyclist Terrence Sterling's family says they have more questions for officials after seeing additional police body camera footage from the night Sterling was fatally shot by a D.C. officer.
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A Housing Win For Chinatown Residents

Kojo explores what's next for Chinatown residents fighting against a developer who wants to demolish their building.

DCPS Graduation Rates Rise Again, As Chancellor Kaya Henderson Steps Down

The share of D.C. public school students who are graduating in four years increased to 69 percent, up 16 percentage points in five years.

Dance Legend Returns To Washington In Time To Help Ballet Celebrate A Milestone

Ballet superstar Julie Kent was a Bethesda teenager studying at the Maryland Youth Ballet before moving to New York decades ago. Now she's coming home, but her job isn't to perform.

Renovation At National Gallery Of Art Brings Subtle But Important Changes

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art reopens this week after a three-year renovation. But even significant changes might go unnoticed.

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D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of...
Secretary of State Kerry threatens to pull out of Syrian peace talks with Russia. Heads of state travel to the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. And the U.S. plans to deploy 600 more troops...
After the first presidential debate, polls show Donald Trump losing support from women in key battleground states. Congress acts to avoid a government shutdown. And a new report says the U.S. murder...
U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to parts of Southeast Asia because of the risk of catching Zika. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Singapore and Thailand.
Patrick Meier pioneered the field of crisis mapping during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, compiling information to create a real time map of damage. Now he's focusing on humanitarian uses of drones.
A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today,...
Gary Bryner tells Studs Terkel about being a union member and working in an auto factory for General Motors. About 40 years later, he reflects on how factory work and the role of unions have changed.
Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
The National Park Service "acted to move Don Neubacher from his role" as it carries out an investigation, a spokesman says.
According to a new study, only a third of blacks and nearly three-quarters of whites say police in their communities do an excellent or good using appropriate force.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to radio historian Frank Absher about the heyday of CBS Radio, which is now up for sale. CBS was one of the first networks to truly realize the power of news and develop its...
It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ginette Hemley of the World Wildlife Fund about the CITES meeting and the challenges in trying to protect endangered species, particularly elephants.
The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
NPR takes a look at the 2016 Senate races that matter to GOP prospects of maintaining control of the chamber.
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