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15 Years After 9/11, Are We Safer From Terrorist Attacks?

Since 9/11, the federal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to make America safer. Fifteen years later, Diane and a panel of guests discuss the state of today’s airline and border security, intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism efforts.

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Here Are Some Unsettling Findings From The Feds' Metro Track Inspection Report

A new report from the Federal Transit Administration says Metro is falling short on inspecting the system's 269.8 miles worth of track, and has ordered that 12 steps be taken to improve track inspections and maintenance.
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How Washingtonians Can Sharpen Their Visual Intelligence

Author Amy Herman explains how simply improving our observation and communication skills can make our communities safer and more engaged.

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How to Clean Up After Floods Ravage A Maryland City

Howard County's executive describes the cleanup effort after flash floods ravage Ellicott City, Md.

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Exploring A Gondola Between Georgetown And Rosslyn

Kojo explores an unconventional transit solution for our region: an aerial gondola that would connect the Rosslyn metro to the heart of Georgetown.

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Body Camera Program For D.C. Police Gets Mixed Marks From Civil Rights Groups

A new national scorecard evaluating the body camera programs of 50 police departments around the country finds MPD's planned program is pioneering in some areas and lacking in others.

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LISTEN: How Do We Explain The Flash Flooding In Ellicott City?

Ellicott City, Maryland, got half a foot of rain in just two hours on Saturday, causing damaging flooding. But is this something we can predict or prevent? Jeffrey B. Halverson, an expert on severe storms, talks us through it.

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Metro's Board Chair On Derailments, Delays, And Late-Night Service

We discuss how Metro is handling its rehab work with WMATA Board Chair Jack Evans.

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Deteriorating Rail Ties Blamed For Derailment At East Falls Church

The partial derailment of a Silver Line train during morning rush hour on Friday was caused by a track condition commonly referred to as wide gauge, Metro said.

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Historic Ellicott City Faces Long Recovery After Flood Tears Through Main Street

Rebuilding homes, businesses and infrastructure along the picturesque Main Street of the Maryland town could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said.

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