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Kaine Speaks About Silver Line And Metro's Long-Term Challenges

On the eve of the Silver Line’s maiden voyage, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sat down for a wide-ranging interview about Metro’s first new rail line since 1991.

In the interview, Kaine discusses the region’s and Metro’s long-term challenges.

In 2004, planners believed tolls on the Dulles Toll Road would cover 25 percent of the Silver Line’s cost. Today, drivers’ tolls are paying for half the rail project’s cost.

The Silver Line is considered the anchor for the Dulles corridor’s development, specifically Tysons Corner, a model for the urbanization of the suburbs. But ridership on the Silver Line is expected to be relatively light at first, and will have little impact on traffic congestion at first. Tysons will take 20 years to complete its transformation.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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