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LISTEN: Anacostia Unmapped's Kymone Freeman On Race And Policing In D.C.

"It can happen anywhere," Kymone Freeman says about the types of shootings that have stirred protests nationwide.

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The Latest On The Shootings In Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota

The latest on the investigations into the sniper attack on police in Dallas and the two fatal shootings by police of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Diane and a panel of guests talk about tensions over deadly police force against black Americans and the movement for justice and reform.

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LISTEN: Hundreds Turn Out To D.C. Vigil For Two Black Men Slain By Police

The deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota galvanized D.C. residents Sunday, drawing hundreds to the African American Civil War monument for a vigil.

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LISTEN: The Head Of D.C.'s Police Union On The Dangers And Politics Of Policing

Sgt. Matthew Mahl said Friday on WAMU 88.5's The Politics Hour that the killing of five officers in Dallas underscores the danger police face every day. The union leader also questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's decision to release body camera footage this week from a local police shooting.
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Law Enforcement Memorial Draws Mourners Of Officers Shot In Dallas

A quiet D.C. landmark has become the place to mourn the five police officers killed Thursday night in a sniper attack in Dallas.

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Metro Fires Train Operator After 'Near Miss' On Red Line

A Metrorail operator who ran a red signal on the Red Line has been fired after risking a collision and threatening the safety of two track inspectors, the transit authority’s general manager said in an email to all employees Friday.

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U.S. Capitol Briefly Locked Down After Report Of Woman With Gun

The Sergeant at Arms informed House leadership staff that it had been a false alarm. Normal operations quickly resumed at the Capitol, with visitors let inside and the House preparing to come back into session and vote.

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How Should Adults Be Punished If Underage Drinking Happens In Their Homes?

A recent court ruling has set precedent for how adults should be held liable for damages caused by underage drinkers who consume alcohol in their homes.

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Heat Emergency Likely Through Weekend, With Heat Index Topping 100

D.C. residents should plan ways to stay cool through the weekend, as brutal heat and humidity promise to make doing much of anything outside unbearable.

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As SafeTrack Carries On, Metro's Usual Problems Persist

Metro is setting about fixing many of its maintenance problems, but a signal overrun by a Metrorail operator and problems with trains themselves is a reminder that many of the problems go deeper.

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