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CSX Rail Project Faces Opposition In Southeast

A proposal to retrofit and expand a decaying railroad tunnel in Southeast D.C. is pitting Capitol Hill and Navy Yard residents against one of the largest rail companies in the country. CSX Transportation wants to embark on a three-to-six year reconstruction of its rail tunnel along Virginia Avenue, SE, in order to accommodate growing rail traffic along the Northeast corridor. The work would force existing rail traffic to pass through a residential neighborhood in an open trench and local residents say the proposal doesn't do enough to address safety concerns. We explore what's at stake and how this complex local project fits into bigger shifts in the national rail network.


'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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