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The Next Generation Of Online Maps

The 8-year-old Google Maps is getting a bold re-design as online mapping becomes more personalized, interactive and mobile. We examine the different ways mapping data is generated and explore the move toward 3-D, real-time maps that track your location and push out information before you ask for it.

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Independent Vs. Chain Bookstores In D.C.

Find a bookstore in the map below. Red signifies a chain bookstore, blue signifies an independent one.

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Walk Scores Of D.C. Metro Stations

Search how walkable every Metro station is in D.C. (red), Maryland (blue) and Virginia (yellow). Walk scores measure the walkability of a neighborhood based on how many errands can be accomplished on foot. Factors include proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, outdoor places, schools and entertainment such as museums and memorials.

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A Brief History Of Famous & Infamous U.S. Extraditions

This map shows where some headline makers have sought asylum. Scroll down to see the information in list form. Green indicates the person was not or has not been extradited; Red is a successful extradition (as of June 17, 2013).

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Best Outdoor Activities In The D.C. Region

Baltimore Sun reporter Candy Thomson and Robb Hampton, director of the Public Lands Programs, share their favorite places to enjoy the autumn weather in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.
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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
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What Can $100 Million Buy You — Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending on the Kentucky Senate race could reach $100 million. So what can that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

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