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Parking In D.C. Gets More Expensive

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A major D.C. parking meter conversion is supposed to be completed by today. That means new enforcement hours and higher rates - with enforcement on Saturdays and meters running to 10 pm in some areas.

D.C. Council member Jim Graham has oversight of parking in the city. Speaking with David Furst, he says because meters now charge two-dollars an hour in many locations, there will be more machines on the way that accept credit cards.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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