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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.

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When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

"It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.
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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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