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New York Ave Construction Could Mean $50 In Metro Fares For Commuters

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The District's Department of Transportation -- or DDOT -- is giving $50 in Metro fares to dozens of lucky New York Avenue commuters. Department officials want drivers to stay off of this major east-west artery during a bridge replacement project, and they're hoping the fare money can provide an incentive for them to do so.

Early next week, construction crews will shut down two lanes on New York Avenue NE, near the intersection of Florida Avenue by the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. DDOT is replacing the bridge over Metro's Red line at this spot, and it says that will take at least two years.

In the meantime, commuters can apply for the $50 incentive, which can be used for Metro or for any other transportation alternative. But you better act quickly; DDOT is giving out 2,000 of the incentives on a first come, first served basis.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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