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WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. House has voted to let the District of Columbia use city money to fund abortions for low-income women, implement a medical marijuana law and continue a needle-exchange program. Because the city is under federal control its budget must be approved by Congress, which has long attached conditions.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Metro spokesman says four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a Metro bus collided with a pickup truck. The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. today at 15th and I in northwest Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials say firefighters have been called to Ballou High School at least 40 times since the school year began. That's more than twice a week on average. Thirteen of the calls have been for small fires in stairwells and trash cans, like one reported last week. The rest have been false alarms or other incidents, including calls for medical assistance.

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