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Drivers on the Dulles Toll Road help pay for the Silver Line with their tolls, but thanks to a new development, the amount they have to pay won't go up for several years.

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Arlington Artisphere Likely To Close Next Summer

With Arlington's county government tightening its belt, the county manager is recommending that the Artisphere arts center in Rosslyn close up shop next year.

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Virginia's 10th District One Of Few In Play In 2015

2015 will be a big election year for Virginia's state senate, but whether the commonwealth breaks one way or another on the partisan divide will largely depend on the outcome in the 10th congressional district near Richmond.

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FCC Shoots Down Petition Calling 'Redskins' Profane

A GWU law professor filed a petition with the FCC to revoke the license of a sports station co-owned by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, but the federal agency did not bite.

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Report Prompts Legislators To Call For More Investment In Secret Service

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are calling for more money for the Secret Service after a review released this week paints the picture of an agency stretched "beyond its limits."
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Mendelson Shuffles D.C. Council Committees, Keeps Education

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson today announced new committee assignments for the Council session that will start in January, creating a new committee to focus on housing while maintaining one for the city's schools.
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Lanier: Shooting Of 2 NYPD Officers Reminds Us Police Are 'Vulnerable'

The fatal shooting of two New York Police Department officers on Saturday has hit home for police departments around the country, including the District.

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Gray Expected To Wrap Up Tenure As Mayor By Signing Pair Of Bills

The term for Mayor Vincent Gray wraps up Jan. 2, and he's expected to sign some legislation into law before his time is up.

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Director Says He Was Fired From Theater J, Cites 'Philosophical Differences'

After 18 years as artistic director of the Washington DCJCC's in-house theater company, Ari Roth is leaving. In a statement, the JCC says Roth "is stepping down to pursue a new series of endeavors." But Roth says he was fired.
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Regulators Try To Determine How Uber Would Operate In Maryland

At a hearing before the state's Public Service Commission Friday, regulators sought answers about how Uber would function if they approve a proposed settlement allowing Uber to stay in Maryland.
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Two Minutes, Or 12? Metro Starts Testing Real-Time Bus Arrival Signs At Bus Stops

Metro wants you to be able to tell how long you have to wait for a bus by simply looking up at a sign at the bus stop.
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Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do'

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.
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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.
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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games was televised in the U.S.
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Cuba's Religious Groups View Diplomatic Thaw With U.S. Differently

In the country's tiny Jewish community, news of the thaw in relations is well embraced. But some Catholic worshipers are upset with President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.
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Results Being Tallied In Tunisia's Presidential Election

Tunisians voted Sunday for a new president in a contentious race. The election marks another important milestone in the one country where the Arab Spring has been mostly peaceful.
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Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS

Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.
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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.