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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
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Our Region's Fitness Craze

D.C. has been rated the fittest city in the country, and that's no surprise to those who've seen Crossfit "boxes," spinning studios and boutique fitness centers sprout around the city. We look at what's behind the fitness trend sweeping our region.

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 24, 2014

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Iraq, Anbar Province Remains Fiercely Contested

Over the last few weeks, Islamic State fighters in Iraq have been on the offensive in Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. We look at the latest on efforts to drive back the extremists.
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Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.

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Story Time vs. Educational Screen Time For Young Children

Can an e-book or a story on a tablet substitute for a physical book when it comes to introducing young children to language and reading? Tech Tuesday explores the debate over story time versus screen time for young children.

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White House Sharpens Focus On ISIS Moves In Anbar Province

Militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, control about 80 percent of Iraq's Anbar Province. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey says ISIS could eventually shell Baghdad Airport.
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Spreadsheets, Ex-Cons And A Karate Studio: Life At The Bottom Of The Debt Business

Not all debt collectors work at banks or big, corporate agencies. Many work at small, storefront shops. At least one worked in a former karate studio.
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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.
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Azar Nafisi On Why We Read Fiction

The author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" laments the move away from fiction in American education, saying it's important not just in autocratic societies but democratic ones as well.

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