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WASHINGTON (AP) Up to four people have been arrested as a result of school abuse allegations in the District of Columbia. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spoke of the arrests today but did not elaborate. The arrests came from a log of incidents ranging from verbal abuse to corporal punishment that was kept by a security contractor for D.C. schools during the 2008-to-2009 school year.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's board of directors has appointed former New Jersey Transit chief Richard Sarles the interim head of the agency. He will head the agency until the board finds a permanent replacement. Metro chief John Catoe announced in January that he will resign April 2nd.

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