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The Rain In May Has Mainly Canceled Games

For most recreational baseball, soccer and other sports leagues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia this spring is like a stormy day at the airport: Lots of cancellations and no reprieve in sight.

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Creating A Neighborhood Out Of Potomac Yard

What happens when a neighborhood goes from zero residents to thousands? Kojo explores the transformation of the Potomac Yard area with architects Roger Lewis and Stephen Koenig.

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Metro's Big Problems Can't Be Dodged, Board Chairman Tells Regional Leaders

At a regional Council of Governments event Wednesday, Jack Evans publicly questioned whether some officials actually understand the dire situation facing the Metro system.

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So. Much. Rain. The Capital Weather Gang Explains A Super-Wet May

All of the precipitation in the Washington region this month is threatening to break multiple records for consecutive days of rain. Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang talks about the records, what an "omega block" pattern is doing to the local weather, and what we might expect for the summer of 2016.

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Homelessness Ticks Up In Region, Largely Because Of Affordability Crisis In D.C.

Despite decreases in the number of homeless people in seven of the nine jurisdictions that make up the Washington region, the overall homeless population ticked up five percent from 2015 to 2016, driven largely by the District and in Frederick County.
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Transportation Secretary Says He Almost Ordered Metro Shutdown Last Week

The nation’s top transportation official says he almost ordered a shutdown of the D.C. region’s subway system after inspectors were denied access to the tracks following an explosion May 5 at Federal Center Southwest.

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What's In A Name For Washington's Football Team?

Despite the controversy surrounding its name, the Washington football team remains one of the most valuable brands and franchises in the NFL. We consider the legal action pending to possible change its name and the racial politics driving that push.

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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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Republicans Plan Lawsuit Against Restoration Of Voting Rights For Va. Felons

GOP lawmakers in Virginia say they plan to challenge Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action allowing more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November.

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