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National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly

In 2012, the world watched while the National Zoo experienced the joy of new birth and crushing sudden loss just days apart. While the death of the zoo’s 6-day-old panda cub captured international headlines in the fall, lesser-known residents have been making news of their own. Kojo talks to National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly about some of the institution’s newest arrivals and what big changes visitors can expect this year.

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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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