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Metro Still Clearing Backlog Of 'Gauge Rods' Problem Identified In 2015 Incident

A critical maintenance backlog that was identified more than a year ago after an incident near the Smithsoinian station remains unfinished business for Metro.

D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law To Face Big Test In Federal Court Next Month

Two legal challenges to D.C.'s restrictive concealed-carry law will be heard by a federal three-judge panel next month, pushing the fight over how far the city can go in restricting who can carry a concealed handgun further up the judicial process.

As National Park Service Turns 100, Financial Straits Hit Close To Home In D.C.

The agency is facing $12 billion in deferred maintenance costs. In the Washington region, the National Mall may be the most noticeable sign of those troubles.
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A New Leader For Montgomery County Public Schools

Kojo sits down with Montgomery County's new school superintendent to talk about the challenges ahead in one of the nation's largest school systems.

What Was D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier Like As A Beat Cop?

After Chief Cathy Lanier departs the Metropolitan Police Department, she'll be remembered for nearly decade of service in the top job. But before she became chief, she had a long career as a regular cop.

Plan For Homeless Shelter Met With Lawsuit By Residents Of D.C.'s Ward 3

A group of residents in the McLean Gardens neighborhood of Northwest D.C. are filing a lawsuit to stop the construction of a 50-unit family homeless shelter in their neighborhood.

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Earth's changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida's Gulf Coast.
E. T. Mensah, who died 20 years ago, played highlife, an offshoot of jazz that for years was the most popular style of music in southern Africa. Milo Miles reviews a new anthology of Mensah's music.
Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out — he's now directing and co-starring in the film ...
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Two legal challenges to D.C.'s restrictive concealed-carry law will be heard by a federal three-judge panel next month, pushing the fight over how far the city can go in restricting who can carry a...
Roxanne Quimby donated nearly 88,000 acres of land — once used to harvest timber for paper mills — to the federal government. Now it's the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
It's not exactly close — 25 trillion miles from Earth, say the scientists who spotted it. But that might be near enough for further exploration. It's about Earth's size, with mild temperatures.
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A critical maintenance backlog that was identified more than a year ago after an incident near the Smithsoinian station remains unfinished business for Metro.
A 2.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use project is being built over six lanes of I-395 in D.C.
Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
Gunfire and explosions have been reported at the heavily fortified campus in Afghanistan's capital. The president of the university tells The Associated Press a militant attack is underway.
The fisherman's family says he found the pearl inside a giant clam near the island of Palawan and kept it under his bed. If confirmed, it would be far and away the largest natural pearl ever found.
People as far away as Thailand, India and Bangladesh felt the magnitude 6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
Turkey's offensive is the largest military mission of its kind in the Syria conflict to date. It was intended to clear ISIS militants from territory along the border.
Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the...
Deborah Ball, the Italy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, gives us the latest on Tuesday night's deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake north of Rome.
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