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Some Charter School Principals Concerned For Students Safety

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A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2007, almost 15 percent of high school students in the District had missed at least one day of school within the previous month because they felt unsafe in the building or in transit- that's the highest rate in the nation.

Metropolitan Police Department officers patrol regular city schools, but not charter schools. And with more than a third of students now attending charter schools, that difference is starting to stand out.

Kavitha Cardoza reports....

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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