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Montgomery County's Police Chief On Taser Use And Community Policing

An independent investigation determined that Montgomery County Police's taser policies are a model for police department's across the nation — but some in the county question the report's thoroughness and its timing.

LISTEN: 'Heavy Duty' SafeTrack Surges Ahead After Labor Day For Metro

Metro has reached a halfway point of sorts, completing about eight of its planned SafeTrack "maintenance surges," but there are many months of single-tracking and shutdowns ahead. Martin Di Caro and Matt McCleskey explain what's waiting in September and beyond.

Inquiry Into Conflict At D.C. Agency Is Planned By Council Member Cheh

Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) says she plans on holding hearings on a recent staff shakeup at the city department that awards major public construction projects.

D.C. Takes Homes From Developer, Plans To Turn Them Into Affordable Housing

Six D.C. homes owned by a Virginia developer have been taken by the D.C. government and will be converted into affordable housing.

After 20 Years, Are Charters And DCPS Learning To Get Along?

When charter schools first opened in D.C. 20 years ago, the idea was that the competition would force the city's public school system to improve. But that competition is slowly being replaced by a spirit of cooperation with D.C. Public Schools.

D.C. Is Full Of Tiny, Obscure Parks. Can The NPS Keep Up With Them?

In D.C., the National Park Service manages nearly 7,000 acres of public land — and some say the agency struggles to get the job done.

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Using interviews and photos, the wire service has mapped the locations of 72 mass graves in territory once occupied by the Islamic State — including five at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
In 24 hours, the Italian Navy and aid groups rescued 6,500 people from wooden and rubber boats off the coast of Libya. The migrants did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.
We talk with a long-time mental health service provider who works with vulnerable citizens about the state of mental health care, progress made in recent years and the way forward.
When humans talk to dogs, the canine brains seem to separate the meaning of the words from the intonation used and to analyze each aspect independently.
This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
One of Washington's toughest reporters - a seasoned foreign correspondent who now gets in and out of jams while covering local D.C. - is the fictional brainchild of one of D.C.'s most versatile...
In a new book, author and former NPR science reporter Frank Browning explores the complexities of gender. What it means to be a man and a woman, and evolving perspectives on gender and sex.
Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say whether the signal came from intelligent life-forms — but researchers are checking it out.
Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending...
The ruling says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says. Ireland and Apple say they'll appeal.
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Metro has reached a halfway point of sorts, completing about eight of its planned SafeTrack "maintenance surges," but there are many months of single-tracking and shutdowns ahead. Martin Di Caro and...
Sheikh Mohammed was photographed standing beside empty desks which should have been occupied by high-ranking officials. The sheik is known for spot checks so they only have themselves to blame.
The EU competition commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.
Ahead of a major immigration speech, it's not entirely clear what Donald Trump's policies are. But maybe his voters just don't care.
In Norway, a guy climbed inside a portable toilet to rescue a friend's cellphone. He got stuck down there and firefighters had to use a saw to rescue him — but he got the phone.
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