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National Night Out: A Chance To Improve Relations With Police?

Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.
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Deteriorating Rail Ties Blamed For Derailment At East Falls Church

The partial derailment of a Silver Line train during morning rush hour on Friday was caused by a track condition commonly referred to as wide gauge, Metro said.

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Construction On I-66 Toll Lanes Ready To Start Inside The Beltway

Construction on electronic toll lanes for Interstate 66 is ready to begin, the first piece in a decades-old vision to fundamentally transform the notoriously congested highway in Northern Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday.

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John Hinckley's Impact Beyond St. Elizabeths Hospital

The release of John Hinckley Jr. ends the stay of one of D.C.'s most infamous mental health patients from St. Elizabeths Hospital.

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Sections of Orange, Silver Lines Closed After Derailment

Metro says rail service will be shut down through Friday afternoon between Ballston and West Falls Church on the Orange Line and Ballston and McLean on the Silver Line to allow for repairs to track damaged by a derailment.

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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour combined local and national politics live from Slim's Diner in Petworth, Northwest D.C.

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LISTEN: Virginia's Youngest Democratic Delegate On Philadelphia And Beyond

The youngest Virginia delegate at the Democratic National Convention, 21-year-old Steven Yeung, talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about his experiences this week — and how he might have to do some campaigning for Hillary Clinton in his own household.

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The "Heat Dome" Is Hell For Transportation

Drastic temperature spikes are putting Washingtonians through a painful stretch this month, but they're also putting a lot of stress on the region's transportation infrastructure and those who take care of it.

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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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