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WASHINGTON (AP) A former D.C. firefighter cadet and her boyfriend have been sentenced for shooting the woman's former boyfriend in 2007. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Dominique Taylor was a cadet at the D.C. fire academy when she helped cover up the shooting.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's maintenance problems could jeopardize federal funding for new transit projects in the Washington area. Many of the new projects, including the planned Purple Line light rail in Maryland and streetcars in Arlington County and the District of Columbia, are not part of Metro itself, but would feed into the subway system.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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