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D.C. Eyes Major Hikes In Fines For Traffic Violations; AAA Vows To Fight Them

A proposal that would raise the fines for traffic violations hundreds of dollars has prompted a strong response from organizations like AAA Mid-Atlantic, which say they would be both unfair and ineffective.

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Justice In Schools

Kojo explores how restorative justice works in one local school system, finds out how it helps keep peace in — and outside — the classroom, and discusses its impact on the "school-to-prison" pipeline.

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Looking Into Law Enforcement Rights In Maryland

State legislators are taking a closer look at the laws and procedures around policing in Maryland.

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Environmental Outlook: The Earth's Melting Ice Sheets

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The earth's great ice sheets are shrinking at an accelerating rate. But just how quickly is still unclear. Please join us to discuss the latest on the earth’s melting ice sheets and what it means for the world’s oceans.

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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Three Months Late, D.C.'s Plan To End Traffic Fatalities Is Coming Next Week

How can D.C. wipe out traffic deaths? Proposals heard Tuesday suggested tougher enforcement of distracted driving and strict requirements for drivers with a history of drunk driving.
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Safety Advocates Still Waiting On D.C. Mayor's Plan To End Traffic Fatalities

Mayor Muriel Bowser promised to embrace the goals of Vision Zero when on the campaign train last year, but Tuesday will be the first time a plan officially comes before the D.C. Council.

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Homeland Security Secretary Delivers President's Message To Virginia Mosque

In a Sunday address, President Obama called for the Muslim community to be watchful of their own in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. On Monday Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson brought that message to Northern Virginia.

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The State Of Homelessness In America In 2015

The number of homeless in America is going down, but in some cities there have been big increases leading some local leaders to declare states of emergencies.

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The Latest On The San Bernardino Shooting Investigation

The FBI calls the San Bernardino shooting an act of terrorism. Diane and guests discuss the latest on the investigation, as well as fears that mass shootings are the new normal in America.

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