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Continuing Coverage Of Silver Line Construction

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The $5.5 Silver Line Metro rail project is the largest public transit project in the country. The rail line, when its first phase opens near the end of 2013, will permanently transform the face of the region by providing rail service to Dulles Airport and incentive for developers to build up the land around the future Metro stops, 11 in all between D.C. and Loudoun County, Virginia. The project has raised a range of issues, including the role of local governments to provide critical funds, organized labor and project costs, the wisdom of financing a rail line largely through toll road revenues, the relationship between land use and transit construction, and management problems at the agency overseeing the Silver Line. 

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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