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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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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Abortion Is Back In The Spotlight In Virginia

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