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WASHINGTON (AP) The Metro Riders Advisory Council hears will hear public comment tonight in a special meeting on the transit agency's new random bag search policy. Metro began conducting random inspections of passengers' bags at entrances to rail stations and bus bays last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) Homicides in the nation's capital have hit a 46-year low. D.C. police report that 131 people were slain in Washington in 2010 -- a 9 percent decrease from the 2009 total and the lowest since 1964.

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