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A Detention Facility...for Exotic Plants

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U.S. Botanic Garden Botanist Kyle Wallick shows off an orchid at the Southwest facility.
Jessica Gould
U.S. Botanic Garden Botanist Kyle Wallick shows off an orchid at the Southwest facility.

Across the country, federal officials patrol airports and harbors for plants smuggled across our borders. Many of those plants end up right here in the District, at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s 85,000-square foot facility. Jessica Gould gives us a glimpse of these rare and endangered species, and the conservationists who care for them.

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
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From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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