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Metro Unintentionally Helps Baltimore Get Through Mini-SafeTrack Of Its Own

A well-timed phone call from Baltimore's transit agency to Metro officials helped the Charm City's subway system make some key decisions about crossover tracks like those that caused this summer's Silver Line derailment in Virginia.

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Trump's Promised Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities Would Hit D.C. Region

There's no textbook definition of a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, but localities such as Arlington, Montgomery and Prince George's counties as well as the District would potentially face sanctions if Donald Trump wins the presidency.

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Should "Sex Ed" Include A Chapter On Consent?

A local school district recently updated its family life education curriculum to cover sexual consent and assault.

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Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time"

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race."

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What Happens When 911 Goes Down

We speak to Chris Geldart, Director of D.C.'s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, about Saturday's 90-minute 911 outage.

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LISTEN: 'Heavy Duty' SafeTrack Surges Ahead After Labor Day For Metro

Metro has reached a halfway point of sorts, completing about eight of its planned SafeTrack "maintenance surges," but there are many months of single-tracking and shutdowns ahead. Martin Di Caro and Matt McCleskey explain what's waiting in September and beyond.

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Montgomery County's Police Chief On Taser Use And Community Policing

An independent investigation determined that Montgomery County Police's taser policies are a model for police department's across the nation — but some in the county question the report's thoroughness and its timing.

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The Politics Hour - August 26, 2016

A local school district loses its federal funding money over teacher behavior. A group of D.C. residents sue to block a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. And a Republican activist in Montgomery County successfully petitions to get term limits on the ballot—but a legal challenge looms.

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Metro Board Presses Leadership On Problems With Track Inspections

It was a packed house this morning at the WMATA board meeting, where explanations into the gaps in track inspections were not forthcoming.

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During A Record-Shattering Summer, D.C. Plans For Climate Change's Looming Impact

The city's Climate Ready D.C. plan predicts how climate change will be felt in Washington and plans for how to mitigate its negative impact

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