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Witness Describes Harrowing Scene At U.S. Capitol

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One woman was killed and two police officers injured in a police chase that started at the White House and ended near the U.S. Capitol. The woman was driving a car with a baby inside when she tried to enter White House Grounds. Police followed her on a high-speed chase through downtown D.C.

Rob Fox was just outside the Capitol when the shooting happened. He's a program analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Emergency Management. He has been furloughed during the partial government shutdown, and he went to Capitol Hill to voice his frustration about the Congressional impasse. 

He was sitting on the steps in front of the Capitol when he noticed a black car coming toward the building. In this audio he tells WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about what he saw.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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