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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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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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