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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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The History Of Polio In The U.S. And Efforts To Eradicate The Disease Globally

In the 1950s, the polio virus afflicted tens of thousands of Americans a year. It caused crippling paralysis and sometimes death. We look at the history of polio and the ongoing battle to eradicate the disease around the world.

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'Night Out Against Police Crime' Held By Activists In Fairfax County

The event was intended to rival National Night Out, a celebration of police traditionally held on the first Tuesday in August.

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New Efforts To Help People With Mental Illness Get Treatment Instead Of Jail Time

Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.

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