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Analysis: Federal Efficiency, Morale Under Microscope

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On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are mounting two separate efforts that call for a closer look into efficiency in the federal government — with one focusing on how the government processes retirement claims and the other looking at how federal employee morale affects the government’s ability to do its job.

Meanwhile, in the District, Democratic voters will soon head to the polls to choose a candidate for November’s mayoral election and it could have implications for the D.C.’s relationship with Congress. David Hawkings, who writes the Hawkings Here column for Roll Call, joins WAMU host Matt McCleskey to discuss the latest news from Capitol Hill and its impact on the Washington region.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

A play springs forth from an iconic photo, and a photography exhibit transports visitors back to the Civil War.


Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant Prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.
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Are D.C. Charter Schools Funded Fairly?

A debate about education funding digs up a decades-old fight for D.C. home rule.

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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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