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Lane Closures, Weight Limit In Effect On Aging Memorial Bridge

No Metro buses can travel across the bridge until emergency repairs are completed. Federal officials say they could take at least six months.
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How Long Should Anonymous Sexual-Assault Evidence Be Retained?

In many cases, victims of sexual assault do not want to press charges. Many don't even want to give their identities when hospitals collect DNA evidence. That creates a quandary for law enforcement officials.
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Metro To Pressure Feds For Decision On Whether It Can Scrap Old Railcars

A top Metro official will meet the head of the Federal Transit Administration next week in the latest move by the D.C. region’s transit authority to convince federal transportation officials to give Metro permission to send about 200 aging railcars to the scrap yard.
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Virginia Residents Who Could Lose Homes To Wider I-66 Sound Off

The Virginia Department of Transportation heard from homeowners along the Interstate 66 corridor in Fairfax County Thursday night and the consensus was clear: the agency must fix its plans to expand the highway to ten lanes for 25 miles from the Beltway west to Haymarket.
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Former Maryland Gov. O'Malley Stirs Hype For Expected Presidential Run

If there was any suspense left, the former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor sapped it Friday with the release of a hint-dropping video.
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FCC Chairman Wants To Help Low Income Americans Afford Broadband

Tom Wheeler proposes to reboot the Lifeline phone-access program. The plan recognizes that everyone needs to study, apply for jobs and make social connections online.
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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.
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Texas Loses Billions To Treat The Poor By Not Expanding Medicaid, Advocates Say

When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 29, 2015

Two big names in 60s and 70s-era rock are on stage and screen this week — at least in spirit. You can see a tribute concert to Jimi Hendrix or check out a film series of documentaries and features by Neil Young, A.K.A. Bernard Shakey.
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D.C. Dance-Music Label 1432 R Puts A World Of Experience To The Beat

1432 R combines the broad tastes of its D.C. founders with a sound inspired by a country halfway around the globe.

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Something's Spawning On Appalachia's Forest Farms

Agriculture experts say the forests of West Virginia are perfect for cultivating mushrooms. They're urging more people to farm shiitakes to meet demand at specialty food stores and restaurants.

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Not All Cattle Farmers In Virginia Are Embracing State's Stream-Fencing Program

A program intended to keep streams cleaner — and ultimately improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay — isn't catching on with all of the Virginia cattle farmers that it was supposed to attract.