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One Month Since Deadly Flooding, Ellicott City Announces New Rebuilding Resources

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said it's hard to believe it's the same place as the disaster zone he walked through after the July 30 storm.

D.C. Students See Modest Gains In Test Scores, But Few Remain Ready For College

Students in D.C.'s public schools are doing better on English and math tests, but even with recent gains only around a quarter of them are considered ready for college or career.

A 'September Shock' On Area Roads? Depends On Where You're Driving.

Terrible Traffic Tuesday — otherwise known as the day after Labor Day — is almost upon on the D.C. region. But will it be the worst day?

Obama Grants Clemency To 111 Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.

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.

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.

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European Union regulators on Tuesday said Apple must pay a tax bill of $14.5 billion on its European profits earned in Ireland. Lots of people are reacting, including the Irish finance minister, the...
As Cuba's once staunchly socialist government loosens state controls and American tourists pour into the island, the need for hotel rooms will skyrocket. Some Cubans are already taking advantage of...
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