Jan 12, 2017

01/12/2017: D.C. prepares for Inauguration Day

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What the heck is reconciliation? For starters, it's the latest way Congressional Republicans are hoping to get rid of Obamacare. We'll look at how it's used and whether it's a winning tactic. Then: hundreds of thousands are people are due in Washington, D.C. for next week's inauguration, and all the protests and parties that come with it. Local businesses and merch-sellers are preparing for a crush of business, and opening themselves up to criticism in the process. Then: the civil rights divide in charter schools and how to make your desk lunch less sad. 

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How to make lunch at your desk less sad

Let Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport teach you how to eat like you work at a fancy food magazine.
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Washington D.C. braces for Trump supporters and protesters

Jan 12, 2017
Two very big fish in one barrel presents a delicate situation for businesses.
Workers prepare for the Presidential Inauguration for incoming US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 5, 2017. 

 
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What will Trump critics do about conflicts now?

Jan 12, 2017
There could be a legal fight brewing.

A look at intelligence units, made just for airports

Jan 12, 2017
Airports are at the intersection of infrastructure and geopolitics.
Outbound travelers wait to pass through a TSA security screening area at Reagan National Airport, on December 22, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. 
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The civil rights divide over charter schools

Jan 12, 2017
As the charter movement grows, the NAACP has called for a moratorium.
Julieanna Nelson-Saunders, 11, attends KIPP Ujima Village Academy, a public charter middle school in Baltimore.
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What the heck is reconciliation?

Jan 12, 2017
And how is Congress using it to dismantle Obamacare?

5 economic takeaways about the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2017
It’s the nation’s second-largest media market. What does that mean for the former San Diego team?
San Diego Chargers fans look on during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on January 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. 
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What the heck is reconciliation? For starters, it’s the latest way Congressional Republicans are hoping to get rid of Obamacare. We’ll look at how it’s used and whether it’s a winning tactic. Then: hundreds of thousands are people are due in Washington, D.C. for next week’s inauguration, and all the protests and parties that come with it. Local businesses and merch-sellers are preparing for a crush of business, and opening themselves up to criticism in the process. Then: the civil rights divide in charter schools and how to make your desk lunch less sad. 

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