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    WASHINGTON (AP) Metrorail riders will start paying another 20 cents for rides during the height of the morning rush this week. The 20-cent peak-of-the-peak fee will be charged for Metrorail trips taken between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays.

    WASHINGTON (AP) On this trip to Washington, Roger Clemens will be in a courtroom, not in Congress. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to be arraigned today in the nation's capital on a six-count indictment alleging he lied to Congress when he said he never used steroids or human growth hormone.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Voting for the September primary election in Washington will start this week. Today is the first day voters can cast a ballot in the Sept. 14 election.

    (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

    The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


    A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

    Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

    So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

    If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.
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    Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

    After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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