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Difference In Deadlines: Feds Say Metro Is Late Correcting Array Of Safety Problems

Metro officials believed they were on track to meet more than 70 deadlines on safety problems across rail and bus service but now find themselves behind on some key issues after the FTA revised the timetable.

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The Safety Of Local Water Supplies

As the controversy builds around the safety of the water supply in Flint, Mich., we look back at a water crisis that hit Washington a decade ago - and how officials went about fixing it.

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Behind The New Deal Over Guns In Virginia

Only a few weeks ago, Virginia's attorney general announced the commonwealth would stop recognizing concealed handgun permits from 25 other states. But lawmakers have reached a new compromise on guns...

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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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First Deadlines Loom Over Metro To Fix Bus And Rail Safety Problems

The region's transit agency says it will meet the first of more than 70 deadlines to comply with federal safety findings, including a requirement to establish a policy banning the distracting use of cell phones and other mobile devices in its Rail Operations Control Center.

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Snowzilla And D.C.’s Homeless — What’s Next?

Kojo speaks with the head of D.C.'s homeless services about how the city's most vulnerable population weathered the blizzard and what plans the city has for housing them moving forward.

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A Grand Jury Indicts Two Abortion Opponents Who Made Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood

A grand jury in Texas investigating Planned Parenthood instead indicted two abortion opponents who made undercover videos of the organization. We discuss what makes an undercover investigation criminal and the ongoing political battle over Planned Parenthood's role and funding.

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Why Are There 'So Many Sirens' In D.C.?

A newcomer to D.C. noticed that the piercing wail of sirens seemed to be more prevalent here than other cities. In WAMU's second What's With Washington story, reporter Matthew Schwartz explores whether the newcomer is onto something. 

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Police Reform And The Emotions Shaping Our Local Politics

Conversations about police accountability and race have ignited emotions across the political spectrum in the Washington region recently - running the gamut from fear to frustration. But it's an open question as to whether those emotions are pushing people to engage with local and national political systems to seek lasting, practical changes. Kojo explores the dynamics affecting activism in our region and how emotions are pushing participation and skepticism with our criminal justice and political systems.

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What We Know: Key Takeaways From Massive Winter Storm

High winds are making it hard to get accurate measurements of snowfall except in official locations, meteorologists said.

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