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Some D.C. Cab Drivers May Get Third Extension On Credit Card Readers

The D.C. Taxicab Commission says it will consider on a case-by-case basis whether a cab driver was denied a reasonable opportunity to install the mandatory credit card readers by the deadline. The commission says it will only consider relief for cases provided through D.C. Drivers United for Equal Rights.

The Taxi Cab Commission says it will impound the vehicle of any driver caught picking up passengers without a credit card reader starting on October 1.

Earlier this week, taxi drivers asked for another extension, citing technical problems, an installation company pulling out of a contract, and other issues.

The commission says it will not extend the deadline again, and they expect 80 percent of cabs to be ready by the October 1 deadline. Additionally, they say installation companies have the capacity to equip the remaining cabs by the end of the first week of October.


Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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