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Investigation Continues Into Deadly Silver Spring Fire; Dozens Remain Displaced

Thirty one residents and three firefighters were sent to the emergency room following a blast and fire on Wednesday, but now residents are left displaced and trying to pick up the pieces.

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What Fewer Security Clearances Mean For Our Region

The number of people with clearances declined by a quarter of a million in 2015. Kojo explores the local implications of the shrinking cleared workforce.

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Fire Official: Dozens Hurt In Maryland Apartment Blaze

An explosion in a Silver Spring apartment building late Wednesday night has injured dozens and displaced more than 100.

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When Busy Roads And Bike Trails Meet

Accommodating pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas is hard enough. But speed and roads with an emphasis on cars make the suburbs even more dangerous.

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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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