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Difference In Deadlines: Feds Say Metro Is Late Correcting Array Of Safety Problems

Metro officials believed they were on track to meet more than 70 deadlines on safety problems across rail and bus service but now find themselves behind on some key issues after the FTA revised the timetable.

You've Heard Of UberX. Now D.C. Is Considering Its Own 'Xclass'

Just four years ago D.C. regulators were calling Uber illegal and threatening to shut down the then-upstart ride-hailing app. Fast-forward to 2016, and the D.C. Taxicab Commission, the chief regulator of the city's roughly 6,000 taxis, is trying to not only emulate Uber's all-digital convenience, but offer something better for consumers and drivers alike.
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The Politics Hour - February 5, 2016

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia’s newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland’s former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.

Hoping to Mount Political Comeback, Gray Confirms Run For D.C. Council

Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday that he will run for the Ward 7 seat on the D.C. Council, the first step towards what he hopes is a political comeback after losing his re-election bid in 2014 to Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Running For Baltimore Mayor, Activist DeRay Mckesson Draws Donors

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The Black Lives Matter advocate entered the race on Wednesday night in a surprise move. Less than 24 hours later, he has raised almost $40,000 from nearly 700 donors.

Chinese New Year Celebrations Across D.C. Region To Welcome Year Of The Monkey

From Falls Church to D.C.'s Chinatown, groups will gather this weekend to celebrate the Chinese New Year — and the Year of the Monkey it will usher in.

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