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With Final Vote, D.C. Moves To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter, replacing it with seven smaller facilities scattered across the city.
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Anacostia Unmapped: Meet The New Neighbors

Alicia Bennett and her husband bought a house in Anacostia three years ago. They're a white family in a thoroughly African-American neighborhood. She talks about how they have presented themselves in a community where the racial and economic divides are obvious.
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Anacostia Unmapped: The House That Gayle Built

Renita "Mommy Gayle" Simril talks about her memories of her Anacostia neighborhood — and what motivated her to become a homeowner there.

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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Words Fly After D.C. Council Alters Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an amended version of Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General and replace it with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters.
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Plan For Wizards And Mystics Facility Has Some In Southeast D.C. Playing Defense

The mostly vacant St. Elizabeths campus in southeast D.C. may soon be home to an arena for the Washington Mystics and practice facility for the Washington Wizards, but questions remain about whether it represents money well spent, especially for local residents.

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Creating A Neighborhood Out Of Potomac Yard

What happens when a neighborhood goes from zero residents to thousands? Kojo explores the transformation of the Potomac Yard area with architects Roger Lewis and Stephen Koenig.

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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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As Developers Eye Anacostia, $50 Million Is Pledged To Minimize Displacement

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation says it will put $50 million into projects that help long-time residents stay in Anacostia as it takes in development from the planned 11th Street Bridge Park.
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Anacostia Unmapped: The Bus

A few weeks ago, Anacostia Unmapped contributor Schyla Pondexter-Moore got word of a bus tour planned for developers who wanted to see available D.C. land. She borrowed an RV from a friend, followed the bus into Anacostia and sparked a protest.

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