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D.C. Delegate Speaks With WAMU About The District's Future

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The balance of power in the House has shifted to the right after Republicans swept many elections last night across the country and locally. It could mean a change of priorities for the District. Congress can have a major impact on D.C. laws and finances through its oversight role.

D.C.'s Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks with host Pat Brogan about representing the District, the future of D.C.'s progressive laws and how Mayor-elect Vincent Gray will win over residents who didn't supported his campaign.

NPR

In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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