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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is delaying planned changes to its SmartBenefits program to the relief of many participants. The program allows employers to set aside money for commuting costs on Metro smart cards.

WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI says the former head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission participated in a long-running bribery scheme involving taxi licenses. Causton Toney hasn't been charged with a crime, but the accusation appears in a request for a warrant to search his home.

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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

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