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Vamos United: The Future Of Pro Soccer In D.C.

Since its inaugural season in 1996, D.C. United has won numerous trophies and built one of the most loyal fan bases in Major League Soccer. After hitting a rough patch in recent years, United has seen promising developments on and off the pitch: better results in competition, new ownership and (potentially) momentum towards a new home stadium. We talk with coach Ben Olsen and team president Kevin Payne about the future of pro soccer in the District.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.
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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.
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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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