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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Rushern Baker, the executive of Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Former D.C. Council Candidate Sentenced To 60 Days For Thompson Links

Jeff Smith, who ran for a Ward 1 D.C. Council seat in 2010, admitted to taking $140,000 in illegal contributions from businessman Jeffrey Thompson.
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After Years Of Turmoil, Howard University Community Says Future is Bright

Howard University has seen its fair share of struggles over the past few years. But students and alums say they're optimistic the school's new president can turn things around.

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Dog Tag Bakery Gives Wounded Veterans A Fresh Start

Many wounded veterans have a hard time finding work when they return home, but a new venture in D.C. is hoping to change that.
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H Street Drivers Still Getting Accustomed To Streetcar

Streetcars are still a new sight on H Street Northeast, which partially explains why operators have had to stop repeatedly for cars parked across the travel lane.

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With National Book Festival, Politics & Prose Lands Biggest Stage Yet

Local bookstore Politics & Prose will be the official bookseller at this weekend's National Book Festival — the first time in the festival's history that an independent bookstore has landed the contract.
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MPD Investigating Three Sexual Assaults In Mt. Pleasant As Related

Police have released the description of a man they believe is involved with three sexual assaults in Mount Pleasant in five days.

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Like Catania, Bowser Says No To School Boundary Changes

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania may argue over plenty of things, but there is one thing they see eye to eye on: changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns have to be put on hold.
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D.C. Extends Day At 25 Schools, Hoping That More Time Means Better Scores

Students at 25 D.C. public schools will stay in school longer every day, a move that city officials hope will help struggling students catch up with their peers.
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D.C. Asks Judge To Reconsider Handgun Ruling, Says 'Legal Errors' Were Made

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan has asked a federal judge to reconsider his prior ruling that tossed out the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

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