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Triage And Treatment: Untold Health Stories From Baltimore's Unrest

Shuttered pharmacies and concerns about public safety in Baltimore contributed to health problems ranging from unfilled prescriptions to people delaying care for asthma and diabetes.

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Illegal U-Turns Still Pose Big Problem On Pennsylvania Avenue Cycle Track

Despite promises to make it safer, the Pennsylvania Avenue cycle track in downtown D.C. continues to be plagued by illegal U-turns, leading to a spate of recent crashes.
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Police Body Cameras Coming Soon To Montgomery County

A pilot program to put body cameras on police officers in Montgomery County is about to begin.
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Planned Alexandria Metro Station Is About To Get A Vote

Members of the Alexandria City Council are about to cast a major vote that could give a green light to building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.
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Listen: Virginia Del. Vivian Watts On Making IDs Easier For Those With Non-Traditional Names

People with hard-to-spell names or with more than the typical number of surnames often see their names mangled at the ID office. A Virginia lawmaker talks about what's being done to change that.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.
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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 5, 2015

You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little late with a chamber concert or see a comedy by a local playwright.

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Junkyard Band Bassist, Passenger Die In Motorcycle Crash

Just one day after his go-go band played a Funk Parade event, Junkyard Band bassist and manager Derek Anthony “House” Colquitt, 47, died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in Waldorf, Maryland.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.
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Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.