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Rich History Of Underground Railroad Runs Just Outside Of Washington

It's a big moment for African American history in the nation's capital with the opening of the new museum on the National Mall. But our area holds other curiosities for those interested in history — like the Underground Railroad Experience Trail in Sandy Spring.

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Are The Warehouses Around Union Market Worth Saving?

Developers are transforming the area of Northeast D.C. around Union Market into a foodie destination, but preservationists say the area should preserved as a historic district.

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Pleas For Asylum Enter A System That Can't Outpace Deadly Consequences

From Langley Park to rural El Salvador, the story of a legal immigrant's family illustrates how difficult it is for U.S. policies to adjust to rapid developments in Central American nations beset by violence.

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Is D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law Constitutional? Three Judges Will Decide.

A key question for the three federal judges who heard arguments Tuesday over D.C.'s concealed-carry law: What kind of threat should make a person eligible?
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Interim D.C. Chief Peter Newsham On Local Security, Anacostia Shooting

Kojo sits down with D.C.'s new interim police chief during his first week on the job to discuss the security questions raised by the explosion in New York and Saturday's shooting at a community event in Anacostia.

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D.C. Launches Cab Service For Underserved Neighborhoods in Wards 4, 7, 8

Hoping to address areas of the District which traditionally don't see as many taxicabs, the plan would run eight-seat vans along a fixed route for a flat fee.

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Get Your Alternative Route Ready: Beach Drive Closures Begin Thursday

The more than 25,000 daily motorists who use Beach Drive through Rock Creek Park in Northwest Washington might be looking for detours come Thursday, as the National Park Service begins a three-year reconstruction project on the commuter route.
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LISTEN: A Former Smithsonian Curator Recalls 'Bliss' Of Diving Into Jazz History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday. It's the result of years of work by those who gather, study and interpret the relics of the past. Reuben Jackson used to be one of them. He reflects on how a museum comes together.

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Portraying 19th Century African-American Women, D.C. Group Strives For Authenticity

Female Re-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) has been presenting a slice of African-American women’s history to local and national audiences for more than a decade.

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The Politics Hour - September 16, 2016

A fatal shooting by police in the District prompts a change to body camera rules. Metro has another rough week. And Prince George's vocational schools will reap much of the casino revenue from National Harbor.

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