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Building The $6 Billion Silver Line

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The "Silver Line" is a massive transportation project - a 23-mile, $6 billion dollar rail line that will extend Washington, D.C.'s Metro to Dulles International Airport and surrounding suburbs.  In 2012, the Silver Line project was mired in a dispute over who would bear the greatest burden of paying for the second phase of its construction.

In a series of reports, transportation reporter Martin Di Caro documented the political back-and-forth among local, state and federal officials over the Silver Line's cost.  His reporting provided a vital public service to listeners, many of whom will be affected by expanded public transportation in the busy Northern Virginia suburbs.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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