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Metro Changes Policy On Notification Of Violent Crimes After Criticism In Rape Case

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ordered the change in policy as Metro was facing criticism for its delay in notifying the public about the alleged rape of a woman aboard a Red Line train in Montgomery County last month.

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Feeling 'Invisible' — How Mental Illness Often Goes Unnoticed In The Classroom

At least one in five young people in the U.S. exhibit signs or symptoms of mental illness. For students who suffer through it, it often feels like nobody at school is willing or able to understand.

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Wiedefeld Shrinks Metro's Management Ranks, Including 7 Senior Leaders

A major management shakeup is underway at Metro. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld greatly reduced the number of managers directly reporting to him, potentially streamlining Metro’s inefficient bureaucracy.

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Metro Releases Final Plan For Reconstruction Work, Related Shutdowns

Metro has released a final, revised version of its massive SafeTrack reconstruction schedule, after consultation with federal safety officials who asked for certain repairs to be moved up to the start of work next month.

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The Rain In May Has Mainly Canceled Games

For most recreational baseball, soccer and other sports leagues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia this spring is like a stormy day at the airport: Lots of cancellations and no reprieve in sight.

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Landmark Maryland Bill Eases Restrictions To Birth Control

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law one of the most comprehensive plans to providing birth control in the country.

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District Heights, Maryland, Mayor James L. Walls Dies

The city's police department says the cause of death has not been determined. Prince George's County Police, who are investigating the death, said in a news release that there are no signs of foul play.

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Metro's Big Problems Can't Be Dodged, Board Chairman Tells Regional Leaders

At a regional Council of Governments event Wednesday, Jack Evans publicly questioned whether some officials actually understand the dire situation facing the Metro system.

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So. Much. Rain. The Capital Weather Gang Explains A Super-Wet May

All of the precipitation in the Washington region this month is threatening to break multiple records for consecutive days of rain. Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang talks about the records, what an "omega block" pattern is doing to the local weather, and what we might expect for the summer of 2016.

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Homelessness Ticks Up In Region, Largely Because Of Affordability Crisis In D.C.

Despite decreases in the number of homeless people in seven of the nine jurisdictions that make up the Washington region, the overall homeless population ticked up five percent from 2015 to 2016, driven largely by the District and in Frederick County.

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