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For First Time In Decades, Mayoral Race In College Park Is Contested

In Maryland, College Park voters have a contested race for mayor for the first time in 24 years.

Mayor Andrew Fellows is being opposed by Robert McCeney, a middle school science teacher and doctoral candidate at George Washington University.

In addition to the mayor's race, Tuesday's nonpartisan city election includes contests for two City Council districts.

At a recent candidates' forum, Fellows spoke about the city's slow, steady progress, including a $28 million state investment in the Route 1 corridor.

McCeney, who has run unsuccessfully for council seats in the past, says he wants more people involved in city politics. He also says he'll would work to soften hostile attitudes toward University of Maryland atCollege Park students.

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'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
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'Tiny Kitchen' Videos Cook Up Real Food In Doll-Sized Portions

They've fried hard shell tacos, made a gooey pot of queso, even whipped up a batch of rainbow sprinkle-covered doughnuts. All in a dollhouse kitchen roughly 1/12 the normal size.
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British Labour Party Accused Of Harboring Anti-Semites

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian, about the problems within the British Labour Party and the political left over anti-Semitism.
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Local D.C. STEM Careers Are Soaring - But For Whom?

Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who's been tracking it.

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