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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro leaders are telling federal investigators they are already addressing safety concerns, even as more details about the transit system's deadly train crash last year emerge. National Transportation Safety Board members gathered in Washington today for the first day of a hearing into the June crash that killed nine people when one train plowed into another.

WASHINGTON (AP) Unemployment rates in the Washington region were well below the national average in December, though the city itself continues to strugle with record joblessness. In December 2009 the national jobless rate was 10 percent, while the District's hit 12.1 percent.

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