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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.

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Tracking "Superbugs" In D.C. Hospitals

Kojo learns about a recent study that tracked the prevalence of a deadly superbug in D.C. hospitals, and finds out how we can reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in our daily lives.

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So. Much. Rain. The Capital Weather Gang Explains A Super-Wet May

All of the precipitation in the Washington region this month is threatening to break multiple records for consecutive days of rain. Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang talks about the records, what an "omega block" pattern is doing to the local weather, and what we might expect for the summer of 2016.

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Six-Month Sentence Given To Gray Aide For Role In D.C. 'Shadow Campaign'

A former top adviser to Vincent Gray has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in an illegal, off-the-books effort that supported Gray in D.C.'s 2010 mayoral election.

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Homelessness Ticks Up In Region, Largely Because Of Affordability Crisis In D.C.

Despite decreases in the number of homeless people in seven of the nine jurisdictions that make up the Washington region, the overall homeless population ticked up five percent from 2015 to 2016, driven largely by the District and in Frederick County.
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Transportation Secretary Says He Almost Ordered Metro Shutdown Last Week

The nation’s top transportation official says he almost ordered a shutdown of the D.C. region’s subway system after inspectors were denied access to the tracks following an explosion May 5 at Federal Center Southwest.

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What's In A Name For Washington's Football Team?

Despite the controversy surrounding its name, the Washington football team remains one of the most valuable brands and franchises in the NFL. We consider the legal action pending to possible change its name and the racial politics driving that push.

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ACLU: D.C. Public Schools Initiative Is Unfair To Girls

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report that finds a D.C. Public Schools initiative, which focuses on boys of color, is not fair to girls.
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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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When D.C.'s Frogs Call for Mates, These Human Volunteers Respond

We're often told that a chorus of frogs will set about doing a lot of "ribbiting," but as a group of citizen scientists saw firsthand, D.C.'s amphibian friends have a much different signature sound.

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