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Disability Parking Rules in our Region

You may have noticed new 'red top' parking meters popping up around the District. There will soon be 1,500 of them marking spots reserved for use by people with disability tags or placards only. More controversial are new rules that require everyone to pay to park-even at those red top meters. We look at accessible parking rules around our region, and what they mean for all drivers.


'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

The hit musical only closed six years ago, and now it's back, in a well-reviewed revival featuring hearing and deaf actors, who sing and sign during the performance.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Planned Parenthood To Stop Accepting Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue

Planned Parenthood says it will no longer accept reimbursement for the cost of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The move is a response to sting videos and accusations that the organization unlawfully profits from such donations.

Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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