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Major Overhaul For Metro Overseers

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By David Schultz

The job of the Tri-State Oversight Committee - or TOC - is to make sure Metro is safe and reliable. But the TOC has little authority to force Metro to make changes. It doesn't even have an office or any full-time employees.

That's about to change.

In response to an audit from the Federal Transit Administration, the TOC says it will make significant changes. It will hire one full-time employee and one part-time employee, paid for with funds from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.

The TOC also says its members will undergo more extensive training. And, in the future, they'll report more information to federal transit authorities.

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Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
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The Politics Hour - September 30, 2016

D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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