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Anti-Gay Group Protests Outside D.C. High School, Drawing Loud Counter-Protest

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church protested outside Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. this morning, drawing hundreds of counter-protesters from the school's student body and surrounding community.
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The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

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"Social Impact Bonds" Come to Washington

Local governments around the country are experimenting with "Social Impact Bonds," a new fundraising tool that leverages private investment to solve public problems.

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D.C. Shifts Streetcar Timeline, Now Says Service To Start 'Before End' Of 2014

Just when will streetcars run on H Street NE? At some point in 2014, say city officials, slightly shifting the ever-shifting deadline.
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D.C. Council Chair Says Proposed Yoga Tax Likely To Stay In Budget

Despite spirited opposition from yogis and gym-goers, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson isn't showing much flexibility on a proposal to expand the sales tax to cover yoga classes and gym memberships.
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For First Time, U.S. Military Color Guard To March In Capital Pride Parade

A U.S. military color guard is expected to march alongside rainbow flags in Washington's gay pride parade, a first for the annual event.
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On His Way Out, D.C. Fire Chief Says Department Was 'Resistant To Change'

As D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe readies to retire after a rocky three-year tenure leading the city's fire and emergency medical services department, he says he's had to overcome resistance to change within the institution.
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Man Hired To Clean National Mall Sewers Pleads Guilty To Dumping In Potomac

The manager of a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system pleaded guilty today to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River.
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Riding Along With The Animal Rescuers Of The Washington Humane Society

In a special Animal House-Metro Connection collaboration, we'll embed ourselves with the animal control officers who work day and night to rescue ill, injured, and unwanted animals in the District.
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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.