A D.C. youth soccer team, an Arlington robotics program and several other Washington-area groups are benefiting from the Inter-American Development Bank's decision to consolidate its grant money for local Latino and Caribbean nonprofits.

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Report On 'Zoned Out' Metro Drivers Gets Fresh Attention After Signal Overruns

As Metrorail operators overrun red signals at an increasing clip, the transit authority is considering ways to keep the drivers focused on their jobs — more than a year after outside experts came up with 18 recommendations designed to reduce distractions.

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Fired Train Operator Was Rushing To Take Break, Metro Says Of July 5 Incident

A Metrorail operator fired for running a red signal on the Red Line was rushing to get to his break at a location with plenty of good restaurant options, the transit authority’s chief safety officer said on Thursday in the most detailed description to date of the incident on the evening of July 5.

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LISTEN: Virginia's Youngest Democratic Delegate On Philadelphia And Beyond

The youngest Virginia delegate at the Democratic National Convention, 21-year-old Steven Yeung, talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about his experiences this week — and how he might have to do some campaigning for Hillary Clinton in his own household.

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D.C. Prepares To Draft A Sweeping 'Cultural Plan' For The City

Can the arts become a bigger part of the overall development agenda for the nation's capital? D.C.'s government and insiders from its arts community want to make the city more attractive to creative people and industries — and they're working on an official plan for it.

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Are The Hot Temperatures In D.C.'s Jail Violating Inmates' Rights?

Conditions at the D.C. Jail have been so hot in July that some are questioning whether it’s constitutional to house inmates there.

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'I Wanted To Give Voice To Them' — Summer Program Spurs Theater About Race

Stark spotlights illuminate about a dozen teens. They shout out in groups: “I’m Latino, I’m black, I’m a woman, I’m mixed …” They're working on a play for the Paso Nuevo summer theater program, where D.C. youths find their voices on issues that matter to them.

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The Future Of Paratransit In D.C.: Finding The Right Price Tag For A Civil Right

Effective Friday, Transport DC — a District-subsidized taxicab service for people with disabilities — is being scaled back. One group of involved citizens is demanding that they not be left behind in the new age of urban mobility.

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Permitting Problems: Who’s Working On Your House? In D.C., It’s Not Clear

Some D.C. homeowners say that licensed electricians and plumbers have long pulled permits for work that's done by someone else, leaving the consumer in the dark as to who's working on their house and potentially enabling shoddy house-flippers.
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They 'Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.
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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.
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Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis and context and fact-checking key portions.
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After Hacking Claims, Here's The View From Russia On The U.S. Campaign

Russia denies that it was behind a hacking attack on the Democratic Party that led to embarrassing revelations ahead of this week's convention. "Total stupidity," says a Kremlin spokesman.
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South Korea Is Contending With A 'Gamergate' Of Its Own — Over A T-Shirt

Controversial online feminist movement Megalia has been pushing against sexism and harassment of women in South Korea. A recent photo posted by a voice actress has sparked a new standoff with critics.
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'Forgive Us For So Much Cruelty': Pope Francis Visits Site Of Auschwitz Death Camp

Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.
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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged.