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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro officials say manually operated trains are running slower and dozens of track problems are adding to the delays. Transit agency officials say trains have been late 11 percent of the time, mostly because they have been run manually since the fatal red line crash last year.

WASHINGTON (AP) The woman who operated the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to freedom, will have a prominent place at the Smithsonian's future black history museum. Today the National Museum of African American History and Culture will add about 40 objects from Harriet Tubman's life to its collection.

WASHINGTON (AP) Same-sex couples are now able to marry in Washington. Marriage bureau officials say 42 couples returned to pick up their licenses by the time the bureau closed yesterday. At least a dozen couples married and returned the licenses the same day.

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