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Analysis: D.C.'s At-large Council Primary, Dulles Rail Fight Continues

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It's the home stretch of primary season in D.C. and Maryland; voters head to the polls on Tuesday -- with a number of local races on the ballot. Four ward seats on the D.C. Council, as well as one at-large seat, are up for grabs, and in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, a political newcomer seems to be taking the lead over a veteran politician in the Democratic primary for that seat.

Washington Post Metro columnist Bob McCartney talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about what to expect Tuesday. Listen to the full interview.


Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."

Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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