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D.C. Deployed Largest Deployment Ever Of Plow Trucks

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By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty says the city will be ready when federal workers return to work after a storm dumped 18 inches of snow on the region.

Fenty said Monday that 330 plow trucks are being deployed for the sixth time. He says it is the city's largest deployment ever. Crews will work through the night as the city prepares for federal employees to return to work Tuesday.

The D.C. Department of Public Works says it has issued 1,179 tickets for snow emergency violations, carrying a $250 fine, and towed more than 200 vehicles.

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Ricky Gervais On Controversial Jokes, Celebrities And 'Special Correspondents'

"I didn't go out there to ruin everyone's day or undermine the moral fabric of America. I was making jokes." Gervais talked with NPR's Rachel Martin about his new movie and how he approaches humor.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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