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Smoke On Red Line Causes Delays For Friday Evening Commute

Riders on Metro's Red Line should be ready for delays to their Friday evening commute, as the Bethesda Metro station is full of smoke.

Metro says there is no fire and the smoke was caused by sparking due to too much moisture in the third rail.

Firefighters are responding, as is standard procedure.

As a consequence, the Red Line is single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Metro Center. The transit authority says riders should expect delays of around 20 minutes.

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Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Trump Meets Netanyahu And Affirms Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Trump's position would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Hillary Clinton later on Sunday.
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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

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