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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says several communication services are down in its system. A Metro spokeswoman says an outage to an internal distribution unit has taken the Metro data center computer out of commission since 2:45 a.m. today.

WASHINGTON (AP) Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is pressing for a change in how local crimes are prosecuted in the District of Columbia. Norton introduced a bill in Congress yesterday that would allow D.C. residents to elect their own district attorney.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 5, 2015

You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little late with a chamber concert or see a comedy by a local playwright.

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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.
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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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