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Sex Ed And Assault Prevention

Teaching children and adolescents about 'the birds and the bees' isn't always easy for parents and educators. But a growing body of anecdotal and quantifiable evidence indicates that starting age-appropriate sex education early can go a long way toward preventing assault later. We consider the benefits of - and hurdles to - getting teachers, students, parents and administrators comfortable talking about sex.

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Critics Outline 'Crisis Of Confidence' Between Fairfax County Police, Public

A commission created earlier this year to review the Fairfax County Police Department's conduct in several high-profile cases has some harsh criticism to deliver.

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As Capitol Hill Debates 'Sanctuary Cities,' D.C. Comes Under Scrutiny

Under a bill introduced by a Texas Republican this week, D.C. would have to abandon its longstanding policy of limiting cooperation with federal agencies on immigration enforcement.
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The Politics Hour - July 24, 2015

D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Train-Safety Deadline Leaves VRE, MARC Considering Shutdowns

Dec. 31 is the federal deadline for passenger railroads to have a system in place called Positive Train Control, and the two commuter rail services say they need more time.

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No Charges Filed Following Police Probe Of Taser Death In Fairfax County Jail

After an investigation into the highly-scrutinized death of Natasha McKenna, a mentally ill inmate who died after being Tased in the Fairfax County jail, no charges will be brought to officers involved.

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The FDA Bans "Trans Fats" (Rebroadcast)

The federal government has ordered American food companies to remove trans fats from their products within the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration pushed forward with the ban out of a concern for how trans fats have contributed to obesity and heart disease, among other things. "Food Wednesday" explores the ban, and the role technology is playing in replacing trans fats.

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Red-Light Tickets In D.C. Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?

For years there was a steady increase in red-light camera tickets in D.C. — tens of thousands each year. But in 2014, D.C. police issued close to 80,000 tickets, the lowest level since 2008.
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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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Health Risks Associated With Some Over-The-Counter Pain Medications

Millions of Americans regularly take over-the-counter medicines for minor aches and pains. But the FDA has now strengthened its warning that some of these drugs can be dangerous. We discuss the risks and benefits of non-prescription pain relief medications.

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