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Delays On Metro's Red Line Due To Switch Problem

There are significant delays on Metro's Red Line this morning due to a switch problem outside Judiciary Square. Trains are single tracking between Farragut North and Union Station.

Metro hopes to have the problem resolved by 8 a.m. Crews are working to replace a piece of track at the switch point.  In the meantime, riders should add 20 to 30 minutes to their travel time on the Red Line, according to Metro officials.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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