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Wanted In D.C.: A New Taxicab Commissioner

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Swain's tenure was marked by a few major developments: One, the switch from a zone system to meters; Swain was also a key player in the taxicab bribery scandal.

After someone tried to bribe him, he agreed to wear a wire for the FBI. The investigation eventually led to more than three dozen arrests, including the chief of staff to a D.C. Council member. The Mayor's Office says Dena Reed, the general counsel at the Taxicab Commission, will take over as interim commissioner.

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Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver

According to Oliver, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is not a good room for comedy — but that wouldn't stop him from hosting. His new show, Last Week Tonight, premiers Sunday on HBO.
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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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