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WASHINGTON (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board hears from investigators about the Metrorail crash that killed nine people and injured dozens last year. The board meets this morning in Washington to hear investigators discuss their findings and vote on the probable cause of the accident.

WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of people remain without power in the Washington region following Sunday's storm. The storm brought cooler weather to the area after a heat wave, but also left widespread damage, including downed power lines and trees. Regional utility Pepco has more than 144,000 customers who had no power early today in Washington and Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

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