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D.C. Streetcar Can Start Running As Soon As Feb. 26, Safety Agency Says

A streetcar makes a test run in the fall of 2015.
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A streetcar makes a test run in the fall of 2015.

Safety oversight officials within the D.C. Fire and EMS Department have approved the long-delayed, oft-criticized H Street-Benning Road streetcar project, pending a final review expected to wrap up in the next week.

The city's first streetcar line since 1962 may start carrying passengers along the Northeast D.C. corridor “on or after Feb. 26,” according to a letter notifying federal transportation officials the $200 million, 2.2-mile line is ready to go after weeks of system testing and document reviews.

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D.C. Fire & EMS Letter On Opening Date For Streetcar


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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