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WASHINGTON (AP) Riders on the Metro transit system can expect to start paying 20 cents more for traveling in the peak afternoon perio dwhen ridership is high. The new fare hike begins today after some delays and adds an increase for travel between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) Reagan National Airport will be seeing 21 new daily nonstop flights in and out of the northern Virginia airport starting this fall that are operated by Delta Air Lines. The new flights begin Oct. 31, and many of them will go to cities in Florida.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson plan to be married in California on Sept. 4. That's according to The Sacramento Bee, which reports today that the wedding will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sacramento with a party to follow.

PHOENIX (AP) Adam Dunn hit his 26th homer and Livan Hernandez baffled Arizona's hitters with syrupy curveballs into the eighth inning, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night. Sean Burnett got the final five outs, helping the Nationals win for the third time in 10 road games.

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