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Monday's violence at the Washington Navy Yard prompted many questions about how the suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, was able to get the security clearance to enter the installation. His background is checkered with arrests and disciplinary incidents during his time in the Navy Reserves. Kojo talks with experts about the background checks required for government security clearances and explores why an individual like the alleged shooter may have passed the test.
Pieces of the Capitol building's iconic fascade are crumbling, prompting a $60 million recovery effort that comes on the heals of repairs at the Washington Monument and Supreme Court.