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Virginia Lawmakers Target 'Predatory' Car-Title Lenders

There are several pieces of legislation in the works in Virginia that would target predatory tactics by the car-title industry in Fairfax County, which WAMU documented extensively earlier this fall.

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.
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Is "Surge Pricing" Coming To Parking In D.C.?

Tired of driving in circles around the Verizon Center looking for a parking spot? D.C. thinks they may have the solution: "surge" pricing systems at meters.

A New Radio Station Gets Ready To Launch In Arlington

A new volunteer-run radio station is coming to Arlington, Virginia, and it’s expected to kick off on a folksy note....

D.C. Moving Forward On Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

D.C. officials say they will soon announce the location of between six and eight shelters to replace the troubled homeless family shelter at D.C. General.

New Metro GM To Meet Riders In Public Forum — And Let Them Vent

Metro's incoming general manager Paul Wiedefeld hopes to strike a new tone with rider — agreeing to meet with the WMATA Riders Union and fielding their requests for his first days in office.

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In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."
On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.
The former NFL star who died in August was diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, his family said Wednesday.
La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.
The Pentagon's report says the hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. Jason Cone says it raises more questions than it answers.
The numbers remain small, and hard to quantify, but prosecutors seem to be under pressure to charge police in on-duty shootings, and the "benefit of the doubt" they enjoyed seems to be eroding.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly asked for the removal of the advertisements featuring Nazi imagery. The ads were promoting a new show produced by Amazon.
An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.
No one knows the struggles and successes of women in Hollywood better than Nina Jacobson, the producer of the Hunger Games movies. NPR catches up with one of the most powerful women in the...
Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Zaher Sahloul, head of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, who recently returned from the Greek island of Lesbos where he treated Syrian migrants.
Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.
When regulations were imposed to protect Alaska's fisheries it led to a dangerous race to catch fish as fast as possible. A new system to manage sustainable fishing is making the job safer.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jamie Kalven, co-founder of the Invisible Institute, which with the University of Chicago put together a database of police misconduct in Chicago.
Father Moses, an Eritrean priest, fled his homeland for Italy 14 years ago. His mission preaching to refugees has new urgency with the recent flood of migrants, including many of his compatriots.
Schools and shops reopen in Brussels even as authorities extend a security alert until Monday. It was imposed following the attacks in Paris waged by extremists with ties to France and Belgium.
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