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Metro Proposes Increasing Train Wait Times

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Part of Metro's proposal includes running weekend trains less frequently, so they would arrive during the day on Saturdays every 18 rather than every 12 -- and every 25 minutes after 9:30 p.m. The wait time for trains on Sunday would increase by 5 to 10 minutes.

Some bus routes like the N8 and E6 would be eliminated under the new proposal, while others would be extended.

Metro is also considering an idea to cut costs by eliminating the Anacostia special fare for bus riders which would increase the cost of a trip by 50 cents.

Riders can voice their opinions at a series of public hearings Metro will hold in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this week.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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