Six D.C. homes owned by a Virginia developer have been taken by the D.C. government and will be converted into affordable housing.
WAMU 88.5

How Many Times Were You Late? Metro Is Keeping Track Of It Just For You

If you log into your SmarTrip account, you'll notice that Metro has started providing individualized trip analysis. It's called MyTripTime, and it measures the time from when you tap in, to when you tap out.

WAMU 88.5

After 20 Years, Are Charters And DCPS Learning To Get Along?

When charter schools first opened in D.C. 20 years ago, the idea was that the competition would force the city's public school system to improve. But that competition is slowly being replaced by a spirit of cooperation with D.C. Public Schools.
WAMU 88.5

Turmoil At D.C. Agency After Disputes With Prominent Contractor, Campaign Contributor

The head of the D.C. Department of General Services has resigned and two top staffers are being forced out after a company that has been a key contributor to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s campaigns lost out on two major city construction contracts, sources tell WAMU 88.5.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Is Full Of Tiny, Obscure Parks. Can The NPS Keep Up With Them?

In D.C., the National Park Service manages nearly 7,000 acres of public land — and some say the agency struggles to get the job done.
WAMU 88.5

Maryland Confirms First Case of Sexual Zika Transmission By Man Without Symptoms

The case is the first in the country of its kind.

WAMU 88.5

Why Don’t Washingtonians Take More Fashion Risks?

Professional Washington has a reputation for being conservative in its style of dress — is there any truth to this? And how can we break out of our box?

WAMU 88.5

Uber Rolls Out New 'Scheduled Rides' Feature In Washington

Heading to the airport without a lot of time to lose? Uber is rolling out a new feature that will let you schedule a ride ahead of time — taking another bite out of taxicabs' traditional business.

WAMU 88.5

Coming Soon To D.C. Streetcar: Sunday Service And Shorter Wait Times

For those who live or work on H Street, the D.C. Streetcar may soon become a more viable alternative to the bus — with a long-anticipated increase in service.

WAMU 88.5

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.
WAMU 88.5

LISTEN: Diane Rehm And Isabel Wilkerson Remember Roosevelt High Over The Years

Two prominent alumnae of Roosevelt High School in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood remember very different times attending the school — one when it was all white, the other when it was all black.

NPR

Huma Abedin To Separate From Anthony Weiner After New Sexting Allegations

The longtime Hillary Clinton adviser said she made the decision "after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage."
NPR

Maker Of EpiPen To Sell Generic Version For Half The Price

Mylan's move comes amid pressure from consumers and Congress to lower the allergy drug's price. In less than 10 years, the price has risen from about $100 to more than $600 for an injector two-pack.
NPR

The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is Set To Arrive In The U.S. This Week

This will fulfill a goal set by the Obama administration one years ago. A group of several hundred refugees will depart from Jordan in the next day, bound for California and Virginia.

NPR

The Next President's Inbox: Challenges From Russia, China And Everywhere

The next U.S. president faces a messy world, from a confrontational Russia to a rising China and a fractured Middle East. NPR looks at the election year debate over America's place in the world.
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Dilma Rousseff Defends Herself Before Brazil's Senate

Impeachment proceedings against Brazil's suspended president are nearing an end. The final vote is widely expected to result in Rousseff's ouster. But first, she's delivering a dramatic address.
NPR

Suicide Bombing In Yemen Kills At Least 54; Attack Claimed By Islamic State

The bombing struck the southern city of Aden, the temporary home of Yemen's government. An ISIS-affiliated news outlet says the attack targeted a military recruitment center.
NPR

Brussels Crime Lab Torched In Apparent Attempt To Destroy Evidence

Investigators say the perpetrators rammed a car through a gate at Belgium's national crime institute and then set a fire in the lab.
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German Official Says U.S.-Europe Trade Talks Have Collapsed, Blames Washington

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have "de facto failed." The climate for trade deals has soured on both sides of the Atlantic.