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WASHINGTON (AP) Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to make sure that D.C. government will keep running if the federal government shuts down. Norton says she has submitted a bill that would allow D.C. to continue spending local taxpayer dollars if the federal government shuts down next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI in Washington is continuing to investigate a spike in armored car robberies over the last year. Ronald Hosko, special agent in charge with the FBI's Washington field office, says there have been a dozen armored car robberies in the city since March 2010.

WASHINGTON (AP) An American Farm Bureau Federation official says his group supports conservation measures, but is concerned about increasing federal environmental regulation. The report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is implementing a Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy being challenged by the farm bureau.

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Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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