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Exit Interview With D.C.'s Transportation Director

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Gabe Klein, the head of D.C.'s Department of Transportation, announced earlier today he will resign at the end of this month. Since outgoing mayor Adrian Fenty appointed him two years ago, Klein has been a strong advocate for alternative modes of transportation, from biking and walking to buses and streetcars.

Klein spoke with transportation reporter, David Schultz, on Wednesday about why he's leaving and what's next for transportation in the District.

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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