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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the award money today.

WASHINGTON (AP) Demographers say Washington is becoming the nation's mecca for singles as new census data shows living alone is becoming more prevalent. Statistics show every jurisdiction in the Washington region has had a jump in single households.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is making changes to its SmartBenefits program, which allows employers to set aside money for commuting on a Metro smart card. As of January 1st, money for transit and for parking will be kept in separate accounts. The IRS is requiring the change.

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