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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.

In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone too far?

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

DJ Sessions: Swing And Vintage Jazz

Rob Bamberger, longtime host of "Hot Jazz Saturday Night" on WAMU, brings us sounds from Jelly Roll Morton to Artie Shaw.