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New Driver's Licenses Comply with REAL ID Act

At the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 directing the federal government to set tough, uniform standards for government-issued IDs, including driver's licenses. The goal was to make it harder for terrorists or other bad actors to get an official ID. On May 1, the District of Columbia will begin issuing new driver's licenses that comply with those standards. We examine how and when you need to get yours.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.
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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.
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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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