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The second leg of the Silver Line — reaching Dulles Airport and beyond into Loudoun County — was supposed to open in 2018.
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Warren Weinstein's Death Has Local Lawmakers Debating Drone Policies

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are mourning the loss of Maryland native Warren Weinstein, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The killing has lawmakers debating drone policies once again.
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'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

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Mayoral Legacies At Play In Special Elections In D.C. Wards 4 And 8

Special elections to fill two open slots on the D.C. Council will take place Tuesday, and the influence of current and former mayors in the races is one of the big questions before voters head to the ballot box.

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.
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Expand I-66? Coalition Wants VDOT To Study Transit-First Alternative

More mass transit, more lanes on I-66 or both? Environmental and public transit advocates are pushing for the Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct more studies on the former, but their request is not expected to be granted.

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Americans Are Re-Embracing Driving. What Does It Mean For Transit?

New data from the federal government says Americans drove more than 220 billion miles in February, the second-most ever driven in that month. It's another among several recent signs that driving is rising again after years of either decline or stagnancy starting in 2004.
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Union, Metro Management Disagree Over 'Safety Culture' At WMATA

The D.C. region’s transit authority continues to lack a safety culture, failing to address the needs of its employees with the same urgency as it has for passengers in the wake of the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, according to the head of the union for 8,000 Metro workers.
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For D.C. Food Trucks, Parking-Spot Lottery Is Now Baked Into The Industry

If you have any doubt that D.C.'s food truck industry has become one of the most competitive parts of the city's dining scene, take a look at the numbers for the monthly process for assigning downtown parking spots.

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When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.
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Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.
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Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a press conference Monday night in response to violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray. The rioting comes the same day as Gray was laid to rest.
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California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

New mandates in California will limit how much water graveyards can use to keep their grass green. The people who run cemeteries don't want crispy, parched grass to feel like an insult on top of loss.
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Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults.
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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

The human toll of the weekend disaster is overwhelming, but the temblor also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.
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Indonesia Notifies Convicted Drug Dealers Of Imminent Execution

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alice Budisatrijo, a BBC producer in Southeast Asia, about the impending executions of nine drug traffickers in Indonesia, most of them foreigners. The Indonesian attorney general's office says the death row inmates were given the required 72 hours notice of execution on Saturday.
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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.