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Transparency In The Child Welfare System

Last week, a toddler in Prince George's County was murdered by her 12-year-old foster brother. Maryland's Department of Human Resources pledges a thorough investigation, but many advocates say the case highlights the lack of transparency and public accountability within some of our region's child welfare systems. We explore the tricky balance between privacy concerns and the public's right to know.


Not My Job: We Ask The Choreographer Of 'The Lion King' About Lying Kings

We recorded the show in Rochester, N.Y., this week, which is home to the Garth Fagan Dance company. We'll ask acclaimed choreographer Garth Fagan three questions about really deceitful people.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Trump Supporters Point To Gore-Bush As A Precedent For Refusal Of Election Results

Some supporters of Donald Trump look to the election of 2000, when Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush not once but twice — five weeks apart. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains.

Police Facial Recognition Databases Log About Half Of Americans

A new report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology says all it takes is a driver's license to be included in the searchable databases. Rachel Martin talks to co-author Alvaro Bedoya.

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