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D.C. Statehood Campaign Kicks Off With Promise Of National Pressure

The Statehood Yes! effort will focus on the home districts of reluctant members of Congress, which has the final say over whether to turn the District into the 51st state.
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The Daiquiri's Local Roots In D.C.

Daiquiris conjure up memories of tropical getaways and sandy beaches. But the iconic drink got its start in the U.S. right here in D.C.

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Fast Casual Or Fast Food? Why It Matters In D.C.

Up until recently, Burger King and Cava Grill were the same kind of restaurant according to D.C.'s zoning rules. That changes this week.

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Maglev Between D.C. And Baltimore? MTA Embarks On Environmental Study

Maryland is serious about exploring the possibility of a high-speed maglev train between D.C. and Baltimore, with transportation officials kicking off an environmental study of the potential routes the train could take.

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Georgetown Is Confronting Its Slave Past. What Do Students And Professors Think?

Kojo gets reactions from Georgetown University students and faculty on the university's decisions to make amends for its slave past.

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LISTEN: Tracking Hurricane Hermine With The Capital Weather Gang

Should you bother heading to the beach this weekend? Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade, could affect the Washington region as it comes northward. Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang explains what might be ahead.

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Metro's Rhode Island Avenue Station To Remain Closed For Much Of Weekend

After small pieces of concrete fell twice in as many days, Metro said Friday it will keep Rhode Island Avenue station closed through Sunday night to allow for a “top-to-bottom inspection” and repairs to the 40-year-old station.
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D.C. Official Possibly Fired To Appease Campaign Contributor, Lawyer Says

A lawyer representing one of the employees forced out in the controversial staff shakeup at D.C.'s Department of General Services says his client Yinka Alao may have been fired to appease a major donor to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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When It Comes To Colleges Addressing Slavery, 'The Bar Is Pretty Low,' Historian Says

Georgetown University has taken significant step toward making amends for its historical relationship with slavery. WAMU spoke with historian Craig Steven Wilder — author of the book "Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities" — about why he's cautiously optimistic about their efforts.
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The Politics Hour - September 2, 2016

A D.C. Councilmember wants answers on the shakeup at the agency awarding major construction contracts. Maryland's governor issues an executive order pushing back school start times. And Virginia's Republican party switches up its primary process.

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