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D.C. Taxi Commission Calls For Red Cab Fleet

One of the multicolor cab color schemes that was proposed in December. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is recommending something a little simpler.
Martin Di Caro
One of the multicolor cab color schemes that was proposed in December. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is recommending something a little simpler.

D.C. is closer to picking out a color for its fleet of 7,000 taxi-cabs. In New York, they're yellow. In London, they're black. If the D.C. TaxiCab Commission has its way, the city s fleet will be red.

A four-member panel recommended the color because of its association with the District flag, its sports teams — such as the Capitals and Nationals — and with other forms of transportation, including Capital Bikeshare and the D.C. Circulator bus.

The group had been looking at a variety of color combinations and had even displayed a few for the public, but those color schemes were mocked by some as not exactly aesthetically pleasing. The panel will present a design at a meeting next month. City officials still have to sign off on the color scheme.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. A State Department review criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. And 11 states sue the federal government over a transgender bathroom directive. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top national news stories

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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