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Metro Police Launch Anti-Terror Unit

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Metro Transit Police have created a new unit dedicated to deterring terrorist attacks in the Metro system. The new anti-terrorism team will supplement ongoing police efforts with increased surveillance, more frequent random security sweeps, and heightened visibility of uniformed officers around the system.

The unit will respond to suspicious package alerts and any direct threats of terrorism and will work to enhance cooperation and information sharing with federal and local law enforcement agencies. Twenty veteran officers comprise the unit, working in five, four-person teams. Funding for the new unit comes from a $9.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

It was once thought that evil resided inside the body. So murderers were dissected to find it. That macabre practice is the subject of a dark but funny new opera, "Anatomy Theatre."
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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