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WASHINGTON (AP) The Tri-State Oversight Committee, which monitors safety at Metro, says a team of inspectors was nearly hit by a Metro train that appeared to be traveling at full speed. The committee said in a report released yesterday that the train appeared to be making no attempt to slow, as required by agency rules.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. fire department official says Rock Creek Parkway was closed as rush hour gets underway after fire crews were called out for a smoking electrical cable. A D.C. Fire Department spokesman says the cable that runs under the Pennsylvania Avenue bridge in Georgetown was smoking.

WASHINGTON (AP) Opponents of a bill that would allow gay marriage in D.C. want to put a measure on the ballot to let voters weigh in. They filed paperwork with the Board of Elections and Ethics yesterday to try to put the referendum on the ballot.

NEW YORK (AP) NBA commissioner David Stern has indefinitely suspended Gilbert Arenas, saying the Washington Wizards guard is "not currently fit to take the court" for a game. Stern decided to punish Arenas now because he violated NBA rules by taking guns into Washington's locker room.

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Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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