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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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Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

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D.C. Water Advisory In Effect For Upper Northwest

DC Water is urgering residents in upper Northwest D.C. to boil their water before drinking it. Check the map to see if you're in an affected area.

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Local And National Marijuana Debate

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

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Phone Rates For Inmates

New FCC rules capping rates for interstate phone calls to and from prisons went into effect recently. We speak to prisoner advocates and telecom companies about the change.

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Going Nowhere: Winter Transportation Troubles

Even though it's March, winter weather continues to wreak havoc on transportation systems nationwide. We consider the factors that transit providers weigh when deciding when to cancel -- and restart -- service.

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A New Poll On The District's Mayoral Race

A new WAMU 88.5/NBC 4 poll reveals what's on voters minds as the mayoral race in the District heads into its final stretch.

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