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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.
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From Felony To A Future: D.C. Man Works To Find A New Path In Life

Robert Barksdale was 16 years old when he was charged with armed robbery. Today, he says he's on a better path in life.

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What's Up With Pop-Ups? Here's A Primer On A Debate That's Reaching New Heights

Just how high should D.C. rowhouses be allowed to grow? It's an issue that has sparked heated debate and spawned a proposal from D.C. to limit the so-called pop-ups in certain neighborhoods.
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Ocean City Finalizing Details On Beach Smoking Ban

The Ocean City City Council voted last year on smoking restrictions in the resort town, but firm details on designated smoking details are still being ironed out.

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Plan To Offer Free Community College Divides Along Party Lines

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to offer two years of community college. But at least in Northern Virginia, support for the proposal seems split on partisan lines.

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.
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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 26, 2015

You can see two one-act dramas or attend a concert and fundraiser that’s all about local music.

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The Bounce: The Week In Music News

Big decisions from the real Bjork and the real Madonna; an interview with a fake Ian MacKaye; D'Angelo live on TV; and so much more from WAMU's music site, Bandwidth.

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How Virginia Is Using Composting To Take Care Of Their Roadkill Problem

Virginia has launched a pilot program to turn the many animals left dead on the commonwealth's roadsides into nutritious mulch

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.