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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

For the past two decades, neighborhoods across Washington, D.C., have changed at breakneck speed. But underneath steep drops in crime and waves of new residents that came with those changes, many of these neighborhoods still bear the scars of the crack cocaine epidemic that consumed the district just a few decades ago. Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.
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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
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New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
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Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

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