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Tension After Terrorism Toward Our Region's Muslim Communities

Previous terrorist attacks strained relations between some neighborhoods in our region and the Muslim communities who call it home.

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Local Police And Security Process The Orlando Shooting

We speak to the chairman of the D.C. Police Union about the challenges law enforcement faces when dealing with terrorism and deadly attacks on so-called "soft targets."

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Virginia Developers To Pay For Poor House Flip

A Northern Virginia couple has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with D.C. after a series of unsafe and illegal house flips.

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Metro Sees Unprecedented 'Crush Loads' Unless Riders Find Alternatives

With fewer trains running next week, Metro is looking at just how bad the crush of bodies could get on some cars. Some of the numbers are eye-opening.

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As SafeTrack Begins, Family Of Carol Glover Wonders What Could Have Been

When smoke filled a Metro car in January of 2015, it claimed the life of 61-year-old Carol Glover. Now more than 16 months later, her family is still feeling that loss acutely.

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Reporting A Rape On Metro

An alleged rape occurred on a Metro train in mid-April. Why wasn't it in the news until this week?

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Environmental Outlook: Wildfires, Climate Change And Boreal Forests

A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.

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For Families Touched By Teen Suicide, Regrets And Calls For Greater Outreach

Every day thousands of adolescents try to commit suicide. For families that lose their children, the regrets and second-guessing never cease, but they say greater awareness and outreach in schools might save some lives.

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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