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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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WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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