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Metro Settles Lawsuit Against Insurance Broker Over Red Line Crash Dispute

Metro is settling a lawsuit against its insurance broker that stemmed from the 2009 Red Line crash that killed nine people.

After the crash, Metro sued insurance broker Aon, which put together the insurance that covers the transit agency's liability in accidents. Metro claimed Aon failed to advise it about vulnerabilities in its coverage. The agency reportedly believed that if Aon had done its job correctly Metro would have been able to avoid $9 million in expenses.

The lawsuit asked for more than $9 million.

Both sides asked a judge to dismiss the case. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel confirmed the case had been settled but said he could not comment on the details.

A spokesman for Aon declined to comment.

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Ricky Gervais On Controversial Jokes, Celebrities And 'Special Correspondents'

"I didn't go out there to ruin everyone's day or undermine the moral fabric of America. I was making jokes." Gervais talked with NPR's Rachel Martin about his new movie and how he approaches humor.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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With Primary Season In Final Stretch, Sanders Reports Slowed Fundraising

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign reported a $26 million haul in April, far below his totals in February and March. Still, Sanders' donations have outpaced his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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