WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Foreclosure Free-For-All In The District

For several decades now, the D.C. government has sold the debts of homeowners behind on tax bills to private investors, who can then charge sky-high interest rates and fees and even foreclose on the properties. A Washington Post investigation revealed that hundreds of homes have been lost to foreclosure, including dozens with owner tax debts of less than $500. Legislation to address some of these issues was introduced last year, but is still pending. We explore the issues at play.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
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In Stunning Reversal, Trump Suggests He'd 'Work With' Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Donald Trump courted hard-liners on immigration in the primary campaign. But he signaled Wednesday night he'd be in favor of a path to legalization for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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