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DDOT Asks Public To Vote On Streetcar Slogan

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In early 2014, D.C.'s streetcars are expected to start picking up passengers for the first time in 50 years. But well in advance of that, the Department of Transportation is asking the public for help in coming up with a "tag line" for the vehicles.

"A tag line is a slogan or phrase that helps convey a specific benefit to a particular product, so like, 'Streetcars, it's like taking the bus, but fancy.' Yes that's a tag line," says Dara Ward, a spokeswoman with DDOT.

Ward says the department has six tag lines that they're asking the public to vote on.

DDOT is taking votes via an online survey, and the last day to vote is Friday Dec. 14.

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Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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