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TransportDC Faces Massive Cutbacks, Angering D.C. Disabled Community

The popular paratransit service is a victim of its own success — with ridership well beyond the original design of the program. But does it still have a future?

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LISTEN: Anacostia Unmapped's Kymone Freeman On Race And Policing In D.C.

"It can happen anywhere," Kymone Freeman says about the types of shootings that have stirred protests nationwide.

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LISTEN: Hundreds Turn Out To D.C. Vigil For Two Black Men Slain By Police

The deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota galvanized D.C. residents Sunday, drawing hundreds to the African American Civil War monument for a vigil.

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LISTEN: The Head Of D.C.'s Police Union On The Dangers And Politics Of Policing

Sgt. Matthew Mahl said Friday on WAMU 88.5's The Politics Hour that the killing of five officers in Dallas underscores the danger police face every day. The union leader also questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's decision to release body camera footage this week from a local police shooting.
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Permitting Problems: Who’s Working On Your House? In D.C., It’s Not Clear

Some D.C. homeowners say that licensed electricians and plumbers have long pulled permits for work that's done by someone else, leaving the consumer in the dark as to who's working on their house and potentially enabling shoddy house-flippers.
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The Politics Hour - July 8, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Maryland Del. Angela Angel, a Democrat from Prince George's County, and Sandra Mattavous-Frye, people's counsel for the District of Columbia.

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U.S. Capitol Briefly Locked Down After Report Of Woman With Gun

The Sergeant at Arms informed House leadership staff that it had been a false alarm. Normal operations quickly resumed at the Capitol, with visitors let inside and the House preparing to come back into session and vote.

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Heat Emergency Likely Through Weekend, With Heat Index Topping 100

D.C. residents should plan ways to stay cool through the weekend, as brutal heat and humidity promise to make doing much of anything outside unbearable.

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D.C. Cabbies Wait For App Of Their Own While Uber And Its Ilk Thrive

D.C. Taxi drivers hoping to compete with Uber at the e-hailing game will have to keep waiting, as the D.C. Taxi app languishes unfinished and under-used in "public beta."

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Is There A Washington D.C. Accent?

Can a transient city like Washington D.C. have an accent? That's the question we set out to answer in the latest story in our What's With Washington project.

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