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D.C. Lawmakers Sue Mayor Over Budget Autonomy

The D.C. Council is moving to sue the city's mayor and chief financial officer over a voter-approved measure designed to give the District the power to spend its own tax dollars without first seeking federal approval. It's the first time this decade that a legal standoff has burst open between the branches of D.C.'s local government. WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore what the disagreement is about and where it's likely to go from here.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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