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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says it will take weeks to repair the dome above the Farragut North station, where chunks of concrete were dislodged by construction work and fell onto a platform. Officials say jackhammering from a D.C. Department of Transportation project on the street overhead broke through the dome above the shallow station.

WASHINGTON (AP) Jurors have begun a second day of deliberations in the Chandra Levy murder trial. Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE-kay) is facing murder charges in the 2001 disappearance and death of Levy.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Metro says a train was damaged when it hit a piece of track equipment between the Wheaton and Glenmont stations, but no one was injured. Metro says a train with passengers was leaving Wheaton before noon today when it hit the equipment, damaging the left side of the train.

WASHINGTON (AP) How do you celebrate an anniversary? Get all dressed up, of course. And that's just what the famous Hope Diamond is doing. The giant blue diamond was unveiled today in a new setting, a different necklace design by Harry Winston in New York. It commemorates the gem's half-century on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

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D.C. Nonprofit Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of 'Flanders Fields'

A local non-profit is marking the 100th anniversary of a famous war poem with an event and the launch of a new fund for veterans.

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'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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