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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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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Analysis of the Supreme Court's last decisions of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the bench.

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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. And with our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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