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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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