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Major Delays On Beltway After Accident

An accident involving a fire truck, a tractor trailer and an SUV on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway is causing major delays on the east side of the highway near the U.S. Route 50 interchange this morning. 

Seven people, including four Prince George's County firefighters, have been taken to the hosptial, according to WTOP. One of the firefighters is in critical condition, according to NBC Washington

Another crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway inside the Beltway is leading to other backups in the area; southbound B-W Parkway is closed at the Route 410 interchange, according to WAMU 88.5 traffic reporter Jerry Edwards; as of 7 a.m., the backup stretched for 4 miles. Follow @JerryEdwards on Twitter for updates.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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