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D.C. Lines Up Big Subsidies To Expand Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Fleet

Companies effectively would be "buying a $40,000 vehicle for $12,500," says the head of D.C.'s taxi commission. The goal is to add another 20 or 30 wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year.

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Error By D.C. Fire Lieutenant Partly To Blame In Toddler's Death, Report Says

Neglect by fire personnel and a technical glitch were responsible for the botched response to the March 13 incident in Northwest D.C., according to the report by the fire department.

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Street-Level Mural Project In NoMa Strives To Elevate The Neighborhood

When construction starts on the Storey Park complex in Northeast D.C., it will wipe out a one-acre burst of color. The artists who made it are hoping that once the art is gone the energy and feeling will linger.

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In Chile, Trial Finally Comes For D.C. Man Allegedly Burned To Death By Authorities

Veronica De Negri has been pushing the government for justice since her son was murdered 29 years ago. Now a court in Chile is charging six former officers and soldiers for allegedly burning her son.
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D.C., Virginia Lack Protections For Children In Event Of Disaster, Report Says

The group Save The Children says more needs to be done in the D.C. area to ensure that in the event of a disaster, there is a plan to account for the region's kids.

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Smithsonian Smashes Kickstarter Goal, Now Sets Sights On Mercury Suit

Kickstarter backers have ensured that Neil Armstrong's space suit will go on display at the National Air and Space Museum, but they've set a new goal that will include fellow space pioneer Alan Shepard.

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Metro Working On Deal With Wireless Carriers To End Tunnel Dead Spots

The deadline set by Congress for Metro to provide cell phone coverage throughout the system has long since passed, and the latest deadline of Sept. 30 is likely to be missed as well, but a deal with wireless carriers may be close.

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As Capitol Hill Debates 'Sanctuary Cities,' D.C. Comes Under Scrutiny

Under a bill introduced by a Texas Republican this week, D.C. would have to abandon its longstanding policy of limiting cooperation with federal agencies on immigration enforcement.
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The Chesapeake Bay Is Getting Cleaner, But Advocates Say Not Quickly Enough

The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule.
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To Fight Synthetic Drugs, D.C. Looks To Hospitals For Help

D.C. officials scrambling to respond to what they say is an increase in the use of dangerous synthetic drugs are asking hospitals to help by testing patients suspected of having used the drugs.

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