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Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama Pushes To Let Bush-Era Tax Cuts Expire

Obama's proposal to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire is anticipated to come for a vote in the Senate before summer recess.

Metro Meets With Local Leaders To Discuss Safety

Metro officials are meeting with Maryland senators and congressmen today to discuss the agency's safety standards.

MARC Brunswick Line Begins New Schedule

After over 10 years, the Maryland Transit Authority is making its first major modification to the Brunswick Line.

Metro Ramps Up Staff After Systemwide Shutdown

Metro plans to have additional staff on hand for Monday morning's commute after a computer issue shut down the entire transit system twice over the weekend.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 16

Recycled wheels in the D.C. Sky, classic films on the D.C. green, and a fresh take on the rock doc.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

House Ahead Of Senate On Spending Bills

This week the U.S. House will take up its seventh spending bill for the year, but the Senate has yet to act on any, and Senate leaders don't seem to have plans to do so.

D.C. To Take On 'Arrogant' Uber Again

The Internet-based car service, Uber, recently escaped regulation, but it might not be so lucky next time.

Republicans Upset Over Pentagon's Tactic To Save Money

The Pentagon is trying to save money by limiting the number of document pages it sends to Congress, which has Republican lawmakers upset.

Systemwide Failure Shuts Down Metro

A computer issue halted service on all Metrorail lines for about an hour Saturday afternoon.

FreshFarm Markets Celebrates 15 Years

A popular market in Dupont Circle is celebrating its 15th birthday.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

States Improve In Decreasing Wastewater Into The Bay

States that have rivers feeding into the Chesapeake Bay are making progress, according to the latest numbers from two non-profits.

Talks Of Maryland Gambling Expansion Continues

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to meet privately with Maryland leaders to continue discussions on gambling expansion.

Google Partners With Smithsonian To Map Out Museums

Visitors at the Smithsonian Institution can now trace their steps through 17 museums in the District.

Ocean City Reconsiders Ban On Beater Boards

A recently enacted ban on a popular kind of body board in Ocean City has sparked enough public outcry to make town officials rethink the law entirely.

DCPS Students Engage In Foreign Policy Program

A group of D.C. public school students will have the special opportunity to meet with some of the nation's leading policy makers.