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WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, has died at age 92. A spokesman says Byrd died peacefully at about 3 a.m. today at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va.

WASHINGTON (AP) Today's morning commuters on the Washington transit system will see their fares going up. Rush hour commuters face a new base fare of $1.95, up from $1.75, as part of a package of fare increases approved last week by Metro to close a multimillion budget gap.

WASHINGTON (AP) A new federal report shows HIV testing is up and new AIDS cases are down in D.C. The report was issued by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The HIV-AIDS rate in the nation's capital is nearly 10 times the national rate.

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