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Challenges For The Democratic Party And The Presidential Race Ahead

Hillary Clinton has the delegates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race. Please join us to discuss challenges for the Democratic Party and the presidential race ahead.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Aunt Helen's Story Inspires A Letter From Takoma, D.C.

We visit D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood to hear from a woman who was inspired by our story about Aunt Helen, a legendary neighborhood figure in Anacostia.

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Linda Greenhouse And Jeffrey Rosen On The Supreme Court, Past And Present

Two Supreme Court scholars use the lens of history to discuss the ongoing vacancy on the bench, and what's at stake for the Court and the country in the 2016 election.

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What Metro's SafeTrack Rollout Looks Like In Virginia

The first phase of Metro's SafeTrack repair plan launched this week: Three years of rail maintenance work are getting squeezed into a single year.

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Barbara Boxer: "The Art Of Tough"

Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring after 34 years in Congress, but insists she won't stop fighting for the causes she believes in. In a new memoir, she chronicles her political career spanning four decades and shares what she's learned about being tough in politics.

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Philippe Sands: "East West Street"

A human rights lawyer investigates how his mother escaped from the Nazis as a child. In the process, he discovers unique connections between the lives of his relatives killed in the Holocaust and the creation of the legal concepts "genocide" and "crimes against humanity."

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission — and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Meet The New Neighbors

Alicia Bennett and her husband bought a house in Anacostia three years ago. They're a white family in a thoroughly African-American neighborhood. She talks about how they have presented themselves in a community where the racial and economic divides are obvious.
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The Shake-Up At TSA: An Update On Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration is under fire for long, slow airport screening lines and allegations of mismanagement. The latest on airport security at home, the shakeup at the TSA and the investigation into the EgyptAir crash.

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