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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Peninsula Problems, 23 Percent Less Amused, Step Away From the Browser.

Panel Round One

Automotive Overtures.

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about a new low-tech job, only one of which is true.

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: R2Dumb2, Tweeternity, Pole Folk's Home.


Carl reads three news-related limericks: Round Hound, Inventive Interns, Peter Parker's Jalopy.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.


Our panelists predict what we will do now that we can't go on the Internet.

Congressional Black Caucus Urges Rethink Of Army Hair Rules

Recent updates to the Army's regulations on grooming and appearance forbids natural hairstyles that are popular with many black women. The women of the CBC have asked the Army to reconsider.

Pakistanis Watch Afghan Elections, Wary Of A '90s Replay

To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.
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New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...