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D.C. Regulator Approves Exelon's Takeover Of Pepco

The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has approved Exelon's nearly $7 billion takeover of rival utility Pepco.

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Building Trust, Note By Note: High School Band Program Integrates Immigrants

An after-school program in Prince George's County is attempting to bridge the divide between two groups of students who share a campus but attend different high schools.

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Package Of Police Reforms Makes Progress In Maryland On 'Crossover Day'

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, lawmakers convened a workgroup to recommend a slate of reforms to law enforcement — many of which have made it through the House of Delegates so far.

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40 Years Of Metro: Was D.C.'s Transit System Always Like This?

Kojo examines 40 years of Metro history and how the transit system's bright beginnings shed light on its current troubles.

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LISTEN: Highlights From Maryland Senate Debate On 'The Politics Hour'

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's Senate race, squared off Friday in a live debate at WAMU 88.5's studios, featuring questions from Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood.

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Does Maryland Need A State Standard On Affirmative Consent?

Members of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee heard arguments about the prevalance of sexual assault on college campuses in the state and whether a state standard for affirmative consent needs to be made explicit.

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Metrorail Reopens Thursday After 26 Defects Found And Repaired

Metro service has returned to normal on Thursday after emergency repairs shut down the entire system on Wednesday, in an unprecedented closure which rippled throughout the region.

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Makeover Of Maryland's State Song Advances In General Assembly

Maryland's legislature is moving ahead with changes to the state song "Maryland My Maryland," which has long been criticized for its pro-Confederacy lyrics.

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24 Hours With No Trains: How Will The D.C. Region Fare?

After a morning commute with no trains, we consider how the city fared and whether riders see this as a positive safety sign.

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LISTEN: Rep. Gerry Connolly On The Metro Shutdown: 'It's A Sad, Sad Day'

The Democrat from Northern Virginia said he was "stunned" about Metro's plan for a 29-hour full shutdown of rail service from midnight Tuesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

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