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WASHINGTON (AP) A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Dave Barna, spokesman for National Park Service, says the agency is reviewing the decision.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. fire official says eight people have been taken to area hospitals after a van carrying special needs passengers crashed in the 3rd Street Tunnel. Authorities say two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition yesterday but there were no life-threatening injuries.

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is throwing his support behind interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to keep the job permanently. In an interview Monday with The Washington Post, Duncan says Henderson should stick with the job for the next 10 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a freshman student has fallen from a tall building on the campus of Georgetown University. Georgetown spokeswoman Julie Bataille says 18-year-old Michelle Konkoly of Eagleville, Pennsylvania, accidentally fell from her fifth floor residence hall room window early yesterday.

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No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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