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Will FAA Change Flight Plans To Calm Jet Noise Over D.C. Neighborhoods?

Homeowners in neighborhoods like Georgetown and Foggy Bottom have complained about shifts in flight paths that have put veritable airplane highways above their heads. But is it a problem that can be fixed?

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Metro's Chief Looks To Slash 500 Positions In Major Restructuring

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is cutting 500 positions in the transit agency, a move aimed at slimming down Metro’s bureaucracy to save money ahead of a tough budget year.
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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Assaults on ISIS intensify in Syria and Iraq. Germany moves to declare the World War I massacre of Armenians a genocide. And the Organization of American States pressures Venezuela over its commitment to democracy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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LISTEN: The 2016 Hurricane Outlook From The Capital Weather Gang

Is D.C. due for a tropical storm this summer? We talk about the Capital Weather Gang about their predictions for the hurricane season.

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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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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Why Many U.S. Health Officials Are Calling For Urgent Action Against Zika

President Obama has called for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding for Zika preparedness. The mosquito that can carry the virus is present in about thirty U.S. states. Join us to discuss the threat of Zika and what can be done to reduce the risks.

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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Growing Concerns About The Spread Of The Zika Virus

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in at least 21 countries in the Caribbean and North and South America. The mosquito-borne virus is suspected of causing brain damage in infants and paralysis in adults. Guest host Indira Lakshmanan and a panel of guests discuss efforts to control the spread of the virus and prospects for a vaccine.

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