Jullette Saussy, the outgoing medical director at D.C. Fire and EMS, says the department requires sweeping reforms.
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How D.C. Streetcar May Have (Finally) Made It Through The Testing Process

The D.C. Streetcar is now set to start carrying passengers "on or after Feb. 26," capping years of problems with testing and certification process spanning two mayoral administration.

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D.C. Fire And EMS Chief Rebuts Resignation Letter By Medical Director

D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean is defending his agency following the very public resignation of the department's medical director after only seven months on the job.

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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.

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Communication Breakdown Led Train Operator To Ignore Red Light, Metro Says

Metro is faulting human error for a red light overrun that resulted in an Orange Line train coming within 200 feet of another train shortly after midnight on Feb. 3.

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WMATA's Top Rail Official Resigns

Metro’s second-ranking official has resigned, according to a memo by WMATA General manager Paul Wiedefeld sent to all transit authority employees Thursday night.

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Did Virginia Democrats Give Up Too Much On Gun Control Compromise?

Republicans came to Richmond this year looking for a way to lift an executive action that barred Virginia from recognizing concealed carry permits originating in 25 states. They got the deal, but Dems wonder if they conceded too much.
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Bill Proposes To Ban Guns At Public Universities In Maryland

Democrats in Maryland are looking to further tighten restrictions on guns during this year's General Assembly session.
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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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Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.
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How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

His proposed "speculation tax" — a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold in the U.S. — would fund higher education. Estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.
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W. Is Back: Bush Bros. To Campaign Together

George W. Bush heads to South Carolina to help his brother Jeb. It's the first time the former president is publicly hitting the campaign trail in years.
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After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

The split dates from when Christianity first spread through the Roman Empire. Friday's meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is the culmination of longstanding efforts to promote dialogue.
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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Progress In Munich Talks: What That Means For Syrian Peace Process

Crucial international talks are underway in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.
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Jihad Rehab Program To Get Second Participant

A young man from Minnesota, arrested for planning to help ISIS, is likely to be the second man in an emerging de-radicalization program. It could help him get his life back on track.