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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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Effort To Slow Traffic Through Historic D.C. Neighborhood Is Slow But Promising

D.C. officials say they are moving closer to implementing a "road diet" for Maryland Avenue NE — one of the first projects that may serve as a model for the city as it pursues the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities over the next decade, known as Vision Zero.
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LISTEN: 'Ka-blam!' — Lightning Talk With The Capital Weather Gang

Does "heat lightning" really exist? Where's the best place to go when you hear thunder? Angela Fritz of The Capital Weather Gang explains the science behind lightning to WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson.

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Can Domestic Violence Shelters Afford D.C. Rent?

High housing costs make it difficult for local shelters to provide housing for domestic violence victims.

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85 Degrees In The Cell Block: D.C. Jail Faces Pressure To Keep Inmates Cooler

A deputy mayor and a D.C. Council member discussed the steps the city is taking to fix things, for now, on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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Five More Metro Workers Disciplined In July 5 Red Signal Violation

Written reprimands, suspensions and the demotion of a supervisor are among the actions taken by General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, according to a memo to employees. A train operator already has been fired in the incident.

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D.C. Jail Death Renews Concerns Over Aging Prison

Kojo examines the longstanding structural issues plaguing D.C.’s central jail, what’s being done to fix them, and what city leaders plan to do about the aging facility.

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Metro's #Hotcars Problem Is Leading To More Than Just Overheated Riders

Metro is once again struggling to keep the air conditioning working in its railcars, and the result is a shortage in the number needed to meet demand during rush-hour periods.
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A Takeaway From The Verdicts In The Freddie Gray Trials

For the fourth time prosecutors have failed to secure a conviction in cases related to Freddie Gray's death, which sparked massive protests about race and police accountability in Baltimore last year. Kojo talks with former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler about the outcomes of the trials thus far.

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Update On The GOP Convention In Cleveland

GOP prime-time convention speakers in Cleveland focus on the theme of law and order. Join us for analysis of Donald Trump's message, its resonance with Republican voters and its possible appeal in the general election.

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