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George Washington University To Rescind Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced the decision in a statement, saying the degree has become a cause for stress among students and alumni who were themselves the victims of sexual assault.

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How Can Maryland Improve Policing? Work Group To Release Recommendations

A group of legislators that convened after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year is expected to release recommendations for lawmakers to pick up during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn a North Korean nuclear test but doubt it was a hydrogen bomb. A feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalates. And France marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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D.C. Mayor Bowser Addresses Rising Crime, FreshPAC, Unemployment On 'Kojo' Show

The mayor sat down for an interview with WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi Monday to discuss her administration's approach to crime, the FreshPAC set up to support her efforts and D.C.'s lowering unemployment rate.
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Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black" (Rebroadcast)

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

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Afterschool Art Program Helps D.C. Youth Exorcise Fears Of Gun Violence

At the Life Pieces to Masterpieces program in D.C., young men are given the chance to express their fears and anxieties about that violence by using art.

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Assessing Violent Threats Against Our Schools

The two largest school systems in the U.S. received terror threats this week, leading Los Angeles to keep nearly 700,000 students home. Diane and guests discuss assessing threats against our schools, and how to keep children safe without disrupting learning.

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New Questions About The Use Of Forensic DNA

Forensic DNA has a reputation as an infallible science that catches bad guys and exonerates the innocent. But some experts warn it might not be the silver bullet its perceived to be.

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Navigating Next Steps In The Federal Cyber Breach

Kojo finds out where the government stands in its effort to notify the 21 million federal employees whose personal data was stolen in a massive cyber breach, and learns how the Office of Personnel Management is addressing its future cyber security,

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Lawyer Says Witness Account Exonerated Gray In 'Shadow Campaign' Probe

The attorney for former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray says he provided federal prosecutors with testimony that he says proved Gray knew nothing of a scheme to illegally funnel money to his 2010 campaign.

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