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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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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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