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Montgomery County Starts New Shuttle To Germantown MARC

A new shuttle service starting this week in Maryland  is meant to help ease congestion in the Germantown area.

The county's Ride On bus system is working with MARC trains in offering the shuttle, which is now running from the Kingsview Park-and-Ride lot at Clopper Road and Kingsview Village Avenue and the Germantown MARC station. The service runs both during morning and afternoon commutes.

Riders using MARC weekly, MARC monthly or TLC ticket can ride for free simply by showing their passes to the bus operator. Other riders will be charged between $1.50 and a $1.70.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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