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World Response To The Accelerating Migrant Crisis In Europe

Germany pledges to take in a half-million refugees a year, Denmark is actively discouraging new arrivals, and the Obama administration considers U.S. options: A look at the global response to the accelerating migrant crisis in Europe.

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If Metro Trains Feel Like They're Moving Slower, It's Because They Are

Issues related to the Aug. 6 derailment of a Blue Line train near the Smithsonian station are in part responsible for why your Metro rides seem to be taking a little longer than usual.

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Speed Cameras Succeeding At Slowing Down Montgomery County Drivers

Love them or hate them, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that speed cameras are having an effect in Montgomery County.

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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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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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