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Get Out The Vote: 13 Early Voting Centers Open Across D.C.

Those who hope to cast an early ballot in this year's Democratic primary in D.C. may have an easier time avoiding lines thanks to a website that tracks wait times.

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Georgetown Student Arrested For Ricin Possession

A 19-year-old Georgetown University student has been charged with possession of a biological toxin, and a classmate says the student was obsessed with "Breaking Bad."
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State Of The Race: D.C.'s 2014 Primary

Washington City Paper editor Mike Madden joins Kojo to discuss the results of a poll his newspaper commissioned along with The Kojo Nnamdi Show about the state of local politics in Washington, D.C.

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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

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Trial Board Continues For D.C. Firefighters, But Daughter Of Deceased Man Kicked Out

The hearing continues today of the five D.C. firefighters who failed to aid a man suffering a heart attack in January, but the press still isn't being let in.
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Proposed Legislation Would Put the Brakes on Wage Theft

Mario de la Cruz is a victim of wage theft — the construction company he works for owes him close to $5,000. A bill currently working its way through the D.C. Council could change that, and increase protection for workers against this kind of treatment.
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Audit Finds Evidence Of Cheating On Tests At Four D.C. Schools

A review of test-taking at 195 schools in D.C. found evidence of cheating at four of the schools.
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D.C. Brings Underground Streams Back to Light

In a process known as "daylighting," D.C.'s Department of the Environment is in the midst of unearthing Broad Branch stream, which city planners pumped underground decades ago.
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U.S. Marine Shares The Lowdown On Logistics

A D.C.-based U.S. Marine shares the logistics involved in the transitioning out of Afghanistan in his very first book.

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