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With Homeless Population Rising, D.C. Officials Work To Find Solutions

An additional 509 D.C. families are expected to become homeless this year. This comes at a time when all of the city's shelters are at capacity or full, including the year-round family shelter at the former D.C. General Hospital.

The population of single homeless men is also expected to go up, adding stress to District facilities preparing for a cold winter and the harsh reality of meeting their legal obligation of housing homeless residents when temperatures fall below freezing.

D.C. officials and homeless advocates are meeting today to figure out what can be done. The city has been unable to find enough safe and affordable apartments within the District to transition eligible families now in shelters.

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On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.
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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in a 2012 documentary. Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.
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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?
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Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'

President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.

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