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How Maryland Officials Hope To Cut D.C. To Baltimore Commute To Just 15 Minutes

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT?

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George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

D.C. Lines Up Big Subsidies To Expand Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Fleet

Companies effectively would be "buying a $40,000 vehicle for $12,500," says the head of D.C.'s taxi commission. The goal is to add another 20 or 30 wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year.

On Loosening Some Alcohol Sales Rules, Montgomery County Makes It Official

The county Council is formally asking the Maryland General Assembly to allow bars and restaurants to "special order" beer and wine from private stores.

Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

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Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Another Dispute Threatens Already Delayed Opening Of Silver Spring Transit Center

Yet another dispute between Montgomery County officials and Metro leadership could delay the transfer and ensuing opening of the facility.

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