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This Week On Metro Connection: Taking Risks

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This week we take a plunge, live on the edge and otherwise engage in risky business. We'll go inside a new tech "accelerator" where start-ups are hoping to strike on the next great innovation in Washington. We'll also explore the world of illegal drag racing, and consider just how risky it is to live near a dump recently declared a Superfund site by the federal government.

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