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Phone Rates For Inmates

New FCC rules capping rates for interstate phone calls to and from prisons went into effect recently. We speak to prisoner advocates and telecom companies about the change.

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Going Nowhere: Winter Transportation Troubles

Even though it's March, winter weather continues to wreak havoc on transportation systems nationwide. We consider the factors that transit providers weigh when deciding when to cancel -- and restart -- service.

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A New Poll On The District's Mayoral Race

A new WAMU 88.5/NBC 4 poll reveals what's on voters minds as the mayoral race in the District heads into its final stretch.

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PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

Kojo looks at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects.

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More School Bus Cameras May Be On The Way In Montgomery County

Montgomery County installed cameras on some school buses to catch those who fail to stop, and now lawmakers are saying more are likely on the way.

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Should Maryland Bars Be Held Accountable For Over-Serving?

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in 2008 by a drunk driver is calling on Maryland lawmakers to amend the law so bars and restaurants can be held liable for overserving people who get behind the wheel impaired.

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Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed that it had suspended 30 sailors on suspicion of cheating on exams to operate nuclear reactors. This follows a string of scandals across several branches of the military, and is leading some to question how the Pentagon is handling ethics in its ranks.

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Sen. Mark Warner To Hold Hearing On Target Data Breach

The personal information of an estimated 70 million americans has been stolen thanks to a security breach at Target. A hearing on Capitol Hill look into how these breaches can be prevented.

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Maryland Officials Urge Drivers To Take Extra Precautions

Highway officials were prepared to respond to Tuesday's storm, but even so, it's potentially dangerous and officials caution people to stay off the roads if they can.

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Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

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