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To Fix Blue Line, Metro Considers Cutting Service On Four Others

The plan is designed to restore capacity to the transit authority’s most crowded line by running trains less frequently on the Green, Yellow, Orange, and Silver Lines during peak travel periods.

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D.C. Concealed Carry Law Will Remain In Effect Pending Outcome Of Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has stayed a May ruling that tossed out a key provision of the District's concealed carry law, allowing the law to remain in effect pending the outcome of an expected appeal by the city.
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As Minimum Wage Inches Up In D.C. And Maryland, Activists Say More Is Needed

As the minimum wage increases this week in D.C. and Maryland, activists in both jurisdictions say that more is needed — and in D.C., residents could soon vote on a $15 minimum wage.
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How To Fund Purple Line? Questions Outnumber Answers

The state of Maryland will move forward with building the Purple Line, but only if Montgomery and Prince George's counties put more money toward the project. Where that cash will come from is anybody's guess at the moment.
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President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.
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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he tried to begin anew with his official presidential announcement at his high school alma mater.
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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug for executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.
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Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

After filmmaker Christopher Lee died, his death certificate listed him as "female." His friends helped to change the way California law handles the death certificates of transgender people.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30, 2015

You can use your imagination to place yourself at a Grateful Dead concert or at a 1930s-era circus.

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Peru In The Spotlight During This Year's Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway on the National Mall through July 5, and this year's event features the South American nation of Peru.
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'Bodysnatching' Parasite Sweeping Through Crab Populations In Chesapeake Bay

A bodysnatching parasite is spreading through crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, and so far, the crab species at risk are of little economic consequence. But biologists say this invasive parasite has cousins that could wreak havoc with the Bay's fisheries.
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Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions from power plants. But it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.