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Portions Of 14th Street Remains Closed In Downtown D.C. Due To Sinkhole

A sinkhole will make the commute into downtown Washington more difficult than usual.

The District Department of Transportation has closed two lanes of northbound 14th Street Northwest, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The department says the closure will last through Thursday morning's rush hour, and officials are urging drivers to use alternate routes.

The two-by-four-foot sinkhole opened on Tuesday. A spokesman for DC Water says the hole was caused by an opening in a sewer, and crews are working to repair the damaged pipe.

The street is one of the most heavily traveled commuter routes into the District of Columbia from Virginia.

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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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