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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Police say the body of teenage girl has been found in a trash can in northwest Washington. The body was found today in 1000 block of Fairmont Street northwest. Officer Paul Metcalf says police are investigating this case as a suspicious death.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Metro spokeswoman says a passenger exiting the yellow and green line's Georgia Avenue/Petworth station was stabbed in the neck. She says Metro transit police are investigating the stabbing just after 4 p.m. yesterday as the man passed through the station's fare gates.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Metro report says fare increases have been a factor in decreased ridership. Over the summer Metro increased fares for bus and rail riders in an effort to fill a projected $189 million budget deficit. The hikes were expected to generate more than $100 million, but a new financial report shows that through October the agency is more than $11 million below where it projected it would be.

WASHINGTON (AP) Newly elevated Cardinal Donald Wuerl has celebrated his first mass in Washington as a cardinal. Wuerl was one of 24 men made a cardinal earlier this month by Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in Rome.

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