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WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Department of Transportation is asking commuters to help find new sites for ride-sharing lines along the busy 14th Street corridor. The department says cars stopping on 14th street near the National Mall have been ticketed by police.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro transit officials say two men have been assaulted on a green line train. A Metro spokeswoman says Metro Transit Police were called to the L'Enfant Plaza station early yesterday after they reported that they had been attacked on the train.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is installing new monitoring systems to capture video and audio inside and outside its buses to help improve safety. The transit agency says San Diego-based DriveCam is installing cameras on all 1,500 buses.

WASHINGTON (AP) Fox News Channel personality Glenn Beck says tomorrow's Restoring Honor rally is not about politics. He says it's just a coincidence it will take place on the anniversary and site of Martin Luther King Junior's ``I Have a Dream'' speech. The event will feature former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other conservative political and cultural figures.

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