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Researchers Say Pentagon Needs To Pony Up For BRAC Problems

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Tens of thousands of Army employees will be moving to new locations in Virginia and Maryland later this year, and that could create major congestion on local highways.

The Army employees will be moving to installations in Fairfax County, Virginia and Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland as part of the Defense Department's Base Realignment and Closure -- or BRAC -- process.

A panel with the Transportation Research Board says these moves will cripple traffic in the region, while localities don't have enough time or resources to respond.

In its congressionally-mandated report released Monday morning, the panel called on the Defense Department to pay for road improvements outside of its military bases -- something it's rarely done in the past. The Transportation Research Board also says the communities benefiting from the BRAC process need to give financial assistance to communities that aren't.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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