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New Threat To Pedestrians In Montgomery County: Parking Lots

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Pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County are up by about 60 percent this year—and many of those deaths aren't happening on the road.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that close to 30 percent of all pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County this year have happened in parking lots. In 2013, a total of 11 pedestrians have died in the county, three of which took place in parking lots. In 2012, six pedestrians died on county roads.

The organization says that nationwide about 20 percent of all vehicle crashes happen in supermarket or mall parking lots.

NPR

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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