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Program To Speed 911 Calls Scrapped In Montgomery County

Officials in Montgomery County were hoping to shave off emergency response time for 911 calls, but a program under development had to be scrapped, delaying progress for years.

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Natural Disasters A Bigger Threat Than Terrorism, Emergency Responders Say

Thoughts often turn to the threat of terrorism on the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, but local emergency responders say natural disasters are what preoccupy them now.

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Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

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New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

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Norton Faults Secret Service For Long Lines At March On Washington

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says security planning was a massive failure at the March on Washington, and is demanding answers from the Secret Service.

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NIH Director Francis Collins

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Kojo in the studio.

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Gray, Ellerbe Say D.C. Fire And EMS 'Turning Corner'

The District will take possession of 30 new ambulances by the end of the year, to help alleviate the problems D.C. EMS has been having so far this year.

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D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe joins us in the studio to take your questions and calls.

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Battling Wildfires In The West

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

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Armed Guards To Patrol Worcester County Public Schools

Kids are heading back to school Monday in Worcester County, Md., and will be welcomed by an armed guard in each of the county's schools.

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