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Moment Of Silence Observed For Slain Prince George's Student

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In Prince George's County, Central High School students paid tribute to their fallen classmate Marckel Ross, who was shot this week while walking to his Capitol Heights school.

Students will observe a moment of silence today at 2 p.m., before releasing balloons in the color of light-blue in remembrance of Ross, the 18-year-old junior who was described by many as amiable and athletic.

Students were also permitted to dress out of uniform today and wear light-blue shirts. According to the late teenager's mother, that was one of his favorite colors.

Ross was shot and killed while walking to school along Old Central Avenue on Tuesday morning. As of this afternoon, police haven't revealed a suspect or a motive for the murder.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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