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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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Berlin Wall Brought To University Of Virginia With 'Kings Of Freedom'

A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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