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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray & Council Member Tommy Wells On Navy Yard Aftermath

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells talk about the district's ongoing response to the Navy Yard shootings. Law enforcement authorities are still investigating the potential motives behind the rampage. Meanwhile, local leaders are focused on ensuring the safety of residents and returning disrupted portions of the city to normalcy.

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Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Three years ago, the court struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago?

Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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