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Metro Track Debacle Prompts Renewed Calls For Change At Transit Agency

The leaders of Metro's board of directors are calling the safety lapse an "unforgivable breach of safety."
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Approaching Prostitution Laws Through the Lens of Privacy

The debates surrounding prostitution usually focus on morality and public safety- but one philosopher has a new way of looking at the issue. Kojo talks with her about why she believes criminalizing prostitution infringes on the Supreme Court-affirmed right to privacy.

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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge in Related Crime And Overdoses

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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Track Problem Detected Weeks Before Metro Derailment, Was Not Addressed

A train derailment on Metro led to a disastrous morning commute for many last week, and now the transit agency is shedding light on what happened.
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Joe Domanick: "Blue: The LAPD And The Battle To Redeem American Policing"

The L.A. Police Department underwent major reforms to address charges of corruption, heavy-handed tactics, racism and lack of accountability. A year after Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, an investigative journalist examines the troubled history of American policing and what can be done to reform it.

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D.C. Police Need Training On Use Of Chokeholds, Report Says

The D.C. Office of Police Complaints recommends that the department revise its policies and train officers on using neck restraints.

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Reacting To The Spike In Violence In Southeast D.C.

As violence spikes in certain sections of D.C., we talk with residents in Southeast about the community's concerns and what they'd like from the city to stem the crime.

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How Rank & File Police View D.C. Violence

We chat with Marinos Marinos, secretary of the D.C. Police Union, about how rank and file officers view the spikes in violent crime taking place in neighborhoods across the nation's capital.

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D.C. Lacks The Crash Data It Needs To Pursue 'Vision Zero'

Cyclists say the city's most prominent cycletrack remains dangerous, with drivers throwing U-turns through the middle of the tracks. The extent of the problem may be greater than they know too, due to problems with crash reporting.

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The Politics Hour - August 7, 2015

Metro's a mess after a train derailment snarls the morning commute. Virginia Republicans challenge the governor over a state Supreme Court appointment. And two Maryland nonprofits stand accused of defrauding the government.

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