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Are The Hot Temperatures In D.C.'s Jail Violating Inmates' Rights?

Conditions at the D.C. Jail have been so hot in July that some are questioning whether it’s constitutional to house inmates there.

Sections of Orange, Silver Lines Closed After Derailment

Metro says rail service will be shut down through Friday afternoon between Ballston and West Falls Church on the Orange Line and Ballston and McLean on the Silver Line to allow for repairs to track damaged by a derailment.

Bigger Money, Wider Focus For Program That Supports Region's Latino Nonprofits

A D.C. youth soccer team, an Arlington robotics program and several other Washington-area groups are benefiting from the Inter-American Development Bank's decision to consolidate its grant money for local Latino and Caribbean nonprofits.
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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour combined local and national politics live from Slim's Diner in Petworth, Northwest D.C.

Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

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A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

Halt On Juvenile Immigrant Visa Leaves Thousands In Limbo

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According to Border Patrol, more than 120,000 unaccompanied children arrived in the past two and a half years, many seeking asylum. Some young immigrants are now trying to use a new visa category.

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