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Local Impact: Federal Spending and the D.C. Area

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Debate about government spending played a key role in the 2012 election cycle across the country. But questions about the role of the federal government have special significance in the D.C. region, which has deep ties to Uncle Sam.  From July 26 through August 1, well before the term "fiscal cliff" had made its way into the popular lexicon, WAMU 88.5 aired a 4-part series about what the possibility of federal spending cuts meant for the D.C. area.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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