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March against gun violence gains philanthropic help

Mar 23, 2018
Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in support of stricter gun control laws. Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, helped organize the March for Our Lives … and they’ve raised a lot of money to make it happen. How much do events like this cost, and […]

City workers in D.C. have two months to complete sexual harassment training

Dec 20, 2017
As prominent men across media, entertainment and politics face a flood sexual harassment allegations, Washington, D.C., is committing to addressing the problem. No, not Congress, but the District of Columbia. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an order mandating that all 30,000 city employees complete sexual harassment training by February. Click the audio player above to […]

Expat tax burden could shift

Oct 30, 2017
Americans overseas pay income taxes both in the U.S. and in the countries where they work. Now lawmakers could lighten the burden for individuals. As the tax overhaul is drafted in Washington, a range of complaints about expat taxes will be considered.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

If your neighborhood's name changes, it's probably being gentrified

Jul 18, 2017
Creative neighborhood renaming is common in real estate, but not all residents are on board with the trend.
A new apartment building is under construction August 2001 in Harlem, New York City.
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Washington’s luxury home market gets big boost from Trump cabinet picks

May 1, 2017
While certainly not a cheap place to live, Washington, D.C., has never really been known as a place where the uber-wealthy go to buy property. But, some current members of President Trump’s cabinet may have changed that, according to a new report from the real estate brokerage Redfin. The D.C. luxury home market rose more […]

Women's march on DC made possible through digital innovations

Jan 17, 2017
It's now easier than ever to organize large protests thanks to today's tech.
Woman rally as part of a nationwide protest against President-elect Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower back in December.
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Flooding, closures and electrical meltdowns: the nation’s worst public transit systems

Jun 22, 2016
The metro system in Washington D.C. is facing a slew of infrastructure issues lately, but it’s not the only public transit that needs some major TLC.
An empty New York City subway car in 2005. Cities all over the country are still struggling to address the infrastructure issues of aging public transit systems.
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Francis takes America, by the numbers

Sep 23, 2015
The pope's trip will draw huge crowds. But it doesn't come cheap.

Washington's plan for getting the geese off the grass

May 11, 2015
Border collies. The plan is government-contracted border collies.

Tech pumps cash into D.C., but for what?

Sep 24, 2014
For years, tech companies ignored Washington. Not anymore.