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Slain Virginia Tech Officer Honored In D.C.

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A national memorial to slain law enforcement officers in the District is adding the name of a Virginia Tech officer who was shot to death last year.

Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Blacksburg last year. Now, he and two other officers will be honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judiciary Square in an unveiling ceremony tomorrow.

The memorial is adding 362 names this spring. The names will be dedicated next month and will be part of the nearly 20-thousand officers honored on the memorial.


From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

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