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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.

NPR

A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
WAMU 88.5

Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

WAMU 88.5

A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

NPR

'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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