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Interactive: Boko Haram cuts a bloody path

The DecodeDC weekly podcast -- out Thursday afternoon -- will focus on a vexing question: What is America's role when it comes to dealing with a violent Islamic group in Nigeria? 

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Did #bringbackourgirls make a difference?

Last spring when terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls in Nigeria and the twitterverse erupted with the #Bringbackourgirls campaign, we wondered at DecodeDC if such hashtag efforts really make a difference.

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Is Koch Brothers' $889M a big deal?

Hats off to the Brothers Koch for transparency. There was nothing sneaky or smoke-filled about their announcement earlier this week that their network of political organizations will spend $889 million on the 2016 elections.  This is a wonderful model of openness in influence peddling.

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Exonerations surged in 2014

Exonerations in the United States reached a record high last year, driven by mushrooming support from police and prosecutors to revisit closed cases, according to a new report .

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DecodeDC's foremost aim is to be useful. That means being a reliable, honest and highly entertaining source of insight and explanation. It also means providing multimedia coverage of Washington's people, culture, policies and politics that is enlightening and enjoyable. Whether it's a podcast, a video, an interactive graphic, a short story or a long analysis, it will be based on this guiding principle: We are in DC but not OF DC.