When you're pursuing jobs in career-oriented fields, sometimes it's the little things that count — like dress, attitude and the way you shake hands. A DCPS program called Tenacity is giving students a leg up in those areas.

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'Sad Day' Has Local Immigration Activists Looking To November And Beyond

A tie vote Thursday in the Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to an executive order by President Obama that would have allowed some 4 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation, including thousands in the Washington region.

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Fort Totten Crash Still Weighs Heavily On Discussions About Metro Safety

Seven years after the darkest day in Metro’s 40-year history, safety experts say the transit authority has made limited strides improving safety but has not entirely escaped the shadow of the Red Line crash near Fort Totten station that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

Mayor Muriel Bowser is leading a renewed push for D.C. statehood this year, but it's hardly the first time the effort has been undertaken. We talk to historian George Musgrove to compare this effort to those in years past.

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Out: The D.C. Taxicab Commission. In: The Department Of For-Hire Vehicles.

The commission that regulates some 6,500 taxis in the District is becoming a full-fledged agency with a new name — but it is not clear what effect, if any, the change will have on the riding public.

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After Orlando Massacre, Kentucky Republican Pushes For Open Carry In D.C.

Residents of Kentucky can openly carry handguns without a permit, and now a Republican representative from the Bluegrass State wants D.C. residents to enjoy the same right.
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In Fight For More Housing In Washington, Groups Hope To Make Case For 'Yes'

The NIMBY or "not in my backyard" impulse is strong in cities like Washington D.C., but what if there was an organized group of YIMBYs to balance them?

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Pulse Owner Says 'Latin Night' Resumes Thursday

Barbara Poma says her nightclub, where 49 clubgoers were killed, will be back with a street party to thank the Orlando community for its support. The attack happened on a Latin Night on June 12.
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Almost 26 Hours Later, House Democrats End Gun Control Sit-In

Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.

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Fact Check: Trump's Speech On Clinton Annotated

The NPR Politics team breaks down Donald Trump's speech in which he laid out a series of campaign promises and leveled a slew of accusations at rival Hillary Clinton.
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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas' Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university's "race-conscious admissions program" is constitutional.
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United Kingdom Voters Go To The Polls In Brexit Vote

Voters go to the polls Thursday to decide whether the United Kingdom should remain part of the European Union. Financial Times political editor George Parker explains what a vote to "Brexit" would mean. We also hear from a couple divided over the issue.
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Colombia Reaches Deal With FARC Rebels To End 50-Year War

The Colombian government and the country's largest rebel group, the FARC, officially declared the end to the war that raged for more than 50 years and killed more than 200,000 people.
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PHOTOS: 78 People Dead After Powerful Tornado Slams Into Eastern China

A tornado and hailstorms hit east China's Jiangsu Province, killing at least 78 people. At least 500 people were injured — 200 critically — and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
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It's Not Easy Running A Hospital Without Running Water

A third of hospitals surveyed in low- and middle-income countries report they do not have running water all the time. And sometimes not at all.