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Mayors Conference Push To End Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

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In the resolution, the mayors say $126 billion is being spent each year on the wars. And they argue that money should be spent at home instead. They call for funding to create jobs, rebuild infrastructure, develop sustainable energy and provide for other needs.

This afternoon a bipartisan group of mayors heads to Washington to meet with the President. They are expected to share steps they’ve taken to create jobs and spur economic growth.

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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

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