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Congress Avoids Another Fiscal Crisis

Lawmakers this week reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the fall of 2015. The deal ends a cycle of high-stakes budget showdowns in recent years that threatened to destabilize the American economy and federal workforce. But it also puts in place permanent cuts and scales back pension plans for new federal workers. U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake in the deal for both the Washington region and the entire country.

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D.C. Nonprofit Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of 'Flanders Fields'

A local non-profit is marking the 100th anniversary of a famous war poem with an event and the launch of a new fund for veterans.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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