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Top D.C. Parking Ticket? Expired Meter, Of Course

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Don't overstay that parking meter, because D.C. will get you.
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Don't overstay that parking meter, because D.C. will get you.

D.C. issued 1.8 million tickets to motorists last year, of which 750,000 were parking tickets. But which parking violations were the most ticketed?

Leading the charge were tickets for drivers who overstay their parking meters—322,000 tickets were handed out for that violation. The second-most common ticket was for motorists who stayed longer than the two hours allowed in most residential zones, with 190,000 tickets given.

Parking on the side of a street when street-sweepers are scheduled to pass garnered almost 90,000 tickets for third place, followed by the 80,000 tickets handed out for drivers who failed to move their cars from lanes reserved for rush-hour traffic.

All told, D.C. took in $92 million in parking tickets in the 2012 fiscal year. This year D.C. started garnishing tax refunds of residents who had failed to pay parking tickets.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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