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Metro Running On Saturday Schedule For Independence Day

Metro is running on a Saturday schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, but will add trains in the afternoon and evening to help accommodate crowds going to see the fireworks.

Metro says that trains on Friday will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m. and will then gradually ramp up to near rush hour service levels before and after the fireworks, which are scheduled to start at 9:10 p.m. Parking will be free at all metro-operated facilities and off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Metro says riders should try using stations other than the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle stations, which often have the heaviest ridership for events on the National Mall. Metro buses will also be operating on a Saturday schedule.

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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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