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True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

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D.C.'s Human Services Director On Homelessness

Dave Berns, the director of the District's Department of Human Services, joins Kojo to chat about the city's approach to homelessness.

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A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. We explore what's behind the spike in lime prices.

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Ocean City Bolsters Emergency Response With Two FM Radio Stations

Ocean City is now the proud owner of two new FM radio stations, as part of a FEMA grant intended to improve the coastal city's emergency response.

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New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...

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The Longevity Gap

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

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Overprotected Kids

From ultrasafe playgrounds to helicopter parenting, today's kids may be missing out on the freedom, risks and failure that once helped them to navigate the world later as adults. A new article in The Atlantic explores what today's parenting trends mean for kids' development.

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Search Continues For Missing 8-Year-Old Girl

The search continues for the missing 8-year-old D.C. girl. Police now say they've located the vehicle in which she was thought to be traveling.
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Non-Threatening Ricin Found In Georgetown Dorm Room

A non-threatening version of Ricin — the highly toxic poison produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant and made famous in recent years on the television show Breaking Bad — was found in a Georgetown dorm room Wednesday.

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Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

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