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D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional. That means starting this week, police will allow residents with a permit to carry pistols in public. While the decision is seen as a blow to D.C.'s strict gun laws, many local lawmakers are already looking to fight the decision. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
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Paycheck Politics And The Homeland Security Bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is blasting Republicans who claim that the department's workers can weather a temporary shutdown if Congress can't finish legislation to fund the department by the end of Friday.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

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