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Metro Continues To Lose Riders, With No Quick Turnaround In Sight

While multiple factors are contributing to the downward trend, most troubling is the fact that some people simply have quit Metro because service is poor.

Deal To Widen I-66 Will Bring Tolls And Construction At The Same Time

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe campaigned in 2013 as a dealmaker who could work with Democrats and Republicans, and he says he's delivering on that promise through another compromise with lawmakers — this time on the thorny transportation issue of widening Interstate 66.

FBI Arrests Cliven Bundy As Pressure Mounts On 4 Remaining Wildlife Refuge Occupiers

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The FBI said it arrested Bundy in Portland late Wednesday night. Charges will be made public Thursday.
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Primary Season And Partisanship - In Virginia And Beyond

The nation's eyes may be on New Hampshire right now - but in a few weeks, Virginians will cast ballots in primaries that could alter the trajectory of the commonwealth's major parties. We take a look at what's at stake.

D.C. Schools Make Strides On Students' Health — But Still Short Of Mark

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in D.C., one DCPS is trying to address. The results so far have been an improvement, though perhaps not as much as is needed.

For Slow-Moving 16th Street Buses, Relief Will Also Come Slowly

After years of study and much prodding from frustrated commuters, the District is moving ahead with plans to designate a rush hour bus lane on one of its busiest corridors, 16th Street NW. They'll take two to four years to implement.

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The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here's what NPR will be watching.
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe campaigned in 2013 as a dealmaker who could work with Democrats and Republicans, and he says he's delivering on that promise through another compromise with lawmakers —...
The last four anti-government militants at the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon appear close to surrendering to the FBI. Law enforcement began closing in on them late Wednesday afternoon.
Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.
Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."
Mary Louise Kelly talks to Iranian-American writer Azadeh Moaveni about how Iran's intelligence establishment tries to intimidate journalists, and what happened to her in a London cafe.
Pope Francis travels to Mexico on Friday, a country where suspected narco-traffickers have murdered nearly a dozen Catholic priests in the last few years.
After federal agents closed in on four remaining anti-government militants still holed up in Oregon, they indicated they would probably surrender to the FBI Thursday morning.
With the Republican race still unsettled after the New Hampshire primary, the battle moves to South Carolina. On Wednesday, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina withdrew from the race.
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