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Air, Space & Rail? Silver Line To Link Museum Facilities In D.C. And Virginia

When Metro's new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Beginning July 26, when the Silver Line launches, Fairfax County will begin running a bus from Metro's Wiehle-Reston East station to the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The Fairfax Connector Route 983 will run every 20 minutes.

Metro's Silver Line also will have a stop near the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall at the L'Enfant Plaza station.

Museum Director J.R. "Jack'' Dailey says bridging the 28-mile distance between the two locations will help the museum serve more people. Admission for both buildings is free.


5 Sisters Struggle With The Shackles Of A Conservative Culture In 'Mustang'

Five Turkish teens are censured by a culture threatened by their burgeoning sexuality in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film. Critic John Powers says Mustang brims with "the zing and energy of life."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

After Paris, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the United States are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix.

Amazon Offers New Glimpse Of What Its Drone Delivery Could Look Like

The company says its Prime Air service will someday deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones.

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