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Maryland Confirms First Case of Sexual Zika Transmission By Man Without Symptoms

The case is the first in the country of its kind.

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The Politics Hour - August 26, 2016

A local school district loses its federal funding money over teacher behavior. A group of D.C. residents sue to block a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. And a Republican activist in Montgomery County successfully petitions to get term limits on the ballot—but a legal challenge looms.

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LISTEN: Pay-to-Play Politics, Big Appointments Loom In D.C.

Catch up on the week's major regional news stories with Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney.

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A New Leader For Montgomery County Public Schools

Kojo sits down with Montgomery County's new school superintendent to talk about the challenges ahead in one of the nation's largest school systems.

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Montgomery County Government's Response To Apartment Explosion

Local municipalities do their best to prevent emergency events. But when they do happen, like the recent deadly explosion at an apartment building in Silver Spring, local government has to respond quickly and effectively to address the short term and long term impact of the disaster.

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Beltway Series Time: Does A Washington-Baltimore Baseball Rivalry Really Exist?

As the Orioles and Nationals kick off a four-game interleague series, we take a look into the competitive (or not?) dynamic between two successful regional teams.

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The Politics Hour - August 19, 2016

D.C.'s Police Chief steps down after nearly a decade on the job. And a federal judge sentences the mastermind behind the 2010 shadow campaign for Vincent Gray to three months in jail.

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Prince George’s County Head Start Scrambles After Losing Millions in Funding

Prince George's County officials are moving quickly to assure parents that Head Start programs will open on schedule, despite reports of child abuse that led to a loss of $6.4 million in federal funding for the county this week.

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Silver Spring Apartment Explosion Raises Questions About Safety Net for Low Income Residents

An explosion in Silver Spring last week displaced more than 100 residents of a building largely inhabited by low-income Ethiopian and Latino residents. Kojo explores what the incident reveals about the county and the safety net available to those affected.

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Sixth Body Found At Silver Spring Explosion Site; Missing Man Now Located

The death toll has risen as searchers sift through the rubble from an explosion at a Silver Spring apartment building. But there was good news.

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