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Judge Rules That D.C. Cannot House Homeless Residents In Recreation Centers

A D.C. Superior Court judge says city officials must stop housing poor families on cots in recreation centers on freezing nights, saying the communal sleeping quarters appear to deny the families their right to privacy and security under city law.

The Washington Post reports that the judge granted a temporary injunction that forces the city to stop using the recreation centers while a lawsuit against the city over the accommodations plays out.

City law requires officials to house homeless families when the temperature drops below freezing. With a city shelter full, officials previously rented motel rooms for families on freezing nights. That stopped this year.

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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