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NPR Chief Says Network Positioned for Growth After Struggles

After years of leadership changes and funding deficits, NPR’s new president and CEO says the public radio network has turned a corner and is positioning itself to grow its already sizable audience, along with its journalistic content and funding from donors.


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5 Things About Trans Fats And The FDA’s Proposed Phase Out

There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation’s food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.


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EPA Says It Intends To Regulate Emissions By US Airliners

The government is proposing to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming and therefore should be regulated.


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After Son’s Death, Biden Balances Grief With Public Duties

Vice President Joe Biden is facing the daunting decision of how and when to re-enter public life after burying his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, whose death has put a somber pause on the vice president’s usually frenetic schedule.


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Biden Returning To Washington, But Just For The Day

Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Washington following the death of his son — but only for the day.


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D.C. Mayor Avoids Saying ‘Redskins,’ Wants To Speak To Owner

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is once again referring to the Washington Redskins without mentioning the team’s full name. But she still wants to talk to the team and owner Dan Snyder about a new stadium in the nation’s capital.


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Lawsuit: Fall Victim’s Body Sat In Subway Station For 4 Days

Relatives of an attorney who died after a fall at a downtown Washington subway station say his body remained on the platform for four days before it was discovered.


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Capitol Hill Buzz: Smoothies, Doughnuts, Sushi Head To House

Jamba Juice, Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh sushi are coming to the House of Representatives.


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Immediate Fix Recommended For D.C. Subway Components

Federal officials are recommending that Washington’s subway system immediately repair components that are designed to protect the electrified third rail from water and other contaminants.



Government Workers Voice Concerns Over Massive Data Breach

New fallout from the massive data breach that impacts hundreds of thousands of federal government employees.



Officials: Millions Affected By US Data Breach

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, U.S. officials said Thursday.


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Investigators Reveal New Clues In DC Mansion Murders

Detectives investigating the quadruple murder of a family kidnapped, tortured and killed inside their Washington, D.C. home have a new person of interest.