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The Next Generation Of Online Maps (Rebroadcast)

The 7-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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Second Annual Funk Parade To Take Over U Street

This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade. Funk Parade organizers couldn't get a permit to march down U Street last year, but the crowd veered off V Street anyway to where co-founder Justin Rood always...
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How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
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In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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