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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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Will A Slugging App Improve Commutes During SafeTrack?

Kojo explores slugging and the way it might be simplified through technology.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Family Dinner

What grounds people in their family and their neighborhood? Charlene Butler Rutger offers Anacostia newcomers advice on how to get plugged in.

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Where The Sidewalk War Begins...Again

In a tree-lined suburb in Northwest D.C., a debate over sidewalks is resurfacing a years-long tension.

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What's Beneath The Surface At National Building Museum's New Exhibit?

The National Building Museum has debuted its new exhibit — evoking a field of icebergs to help visitors cool off from the summer sun.

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Metro Sends Mixed Messages About Crowded X2 Buses

Ever since the start of the second SafeTrack surge, riders on the crosstown X2 bus have noticed major crowding. But is it because there are fewer large buses or because of spillover from the track work?

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Do D.C. Statehood Activists Approve Of Recent Movement On Voting Rights?

Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.

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How A D.C. Diversion Program Helps Get Young Lives Off The Ropes

The city-run Alternatives to the Court Experience program (ACE) is receiving an award today for the work they've done channeling the energy of at-risk kids like young Bernard into productive pursuits.

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Will FAA Change Flight Plans To Calm Jet Noise Over D.C. Neighborhoods?

Homeowners in neighborhoods like Georgetown and Foggy Bottom have complained about shifts in flight paths that have put veritable airplane highways above their heads. But is it a problem that can be fixed?

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Chancellor Kaya Henderson Says She's Leaving D.C. Public Schools

Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools since late 2010, announced Wednesday that she is leaving the school system's top job.

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