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Teen Clinic Could Help Reduce Chlamydia Rate In Alexandria

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Alexandria has some of the highest levels of chlamydia in Virginia, according to a recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nurses at the city's teen clinic say it's particularly a problem among young people. The good news is that chlamydia is easily tested and, if it's caught, easily cured. That's one of the reasons why the school system and the city government are working together to move the clinic, which is currently located in a run-down trailer behind a strip mall. Over the summer, they plan to relocate the facility to T.C. Williams High School and rename it the Teen Wellness Center.

Michael Pope reports...

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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