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Local Parent Continues Free-Range Fight

The local "free-range" parents who allowed their young children to walk home from school alone were cleared of all charges by Child Protective Services earlier this summer. We talk with the Silver Spring mom about why she sees her ordeal as an opportunity to change national attitudes on parenting.

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10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina And The Long Struggle For Recovery In New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, we look at the struggle to rebuild and why recovery efforts aren't spread equitably across the city.

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New Tactics In The Anti-Abortion Movement

Abortion opponents seek details on women who get abortions and the doctors who perform them. Several states have moved to cut Planned Parenthood funding even for clinics without abortion services. Join us to discuss new tactics in the anti-abortion movement.

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Unlikely Allies Promote Criminal Justice Reform

The push for criminal justice reform has created an unusual alliance that includes both President Obama and the billionaire Koch brothers. We explore what they'd both like to change in federal and state sentencing laws.

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What Should Metro Do When A Bus Route Regularly Comes Under Attack?

When stray bullets and rocks are regularly directed toward Metrobuses in one neighborhood, what is to be done? Metro first bypassed three stops before announcing a new strategy Tuesday.

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After the Quake: Repairing DC's Monuments

Four years ago, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook our region and caused millions in damage. Particularly hard hit were two of DC's best known structures: the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral. We speak with those involved in repairing the damage and a photographer who was able to shoot extraordinary images during the process.

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Murders Spike In The Nation's Capital

Local leaders in the District are struggling to control a wave of homicides that's swept over every corner of the city so far this year. As the yearly homicide county passed 100 this past weekend, officials pointed to everything from the usage of synthetic drugs, to repeat violent offenders to a flood of illegal firearms to explain the sharp increase in murders. We explore what may be fueling the crimes and what local police are doing about them.

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Metro Runs Safety Drill At Stadium-Armory

If you saw scores of first-responders at the Stadium-Armory Metro on Sunday morning, never fear, it was just a drill.

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Tips On Illegal Guns And Shootings Now Bring Bigger Rewards In D.C.

Information leading to arrests and convictions in illegal gun cases now can earn tipsters a reward of $2,500. The mayor and police chief are bringing back the program because of D.C.'s spike in deadly gun violence.

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Women And Sustainable Farming

pOn Food Wednesday, we explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why the growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution./p

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