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D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy, leaving more than 70 groups that relied on its funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

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Low-Income Residents Being Squeezed Out Of Silver Spring At High Rates

Low-income residents are being priced out of Silver Spring at a faster rate than in almost any other metro area in the country, according to a new report from real estate firm Trulia.
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Why Lye And Ethanol? Derailment Raises Questions About What Comes Through D.C.

The derailment in Northeast D.C. of a freight rail train carrying hazardous chemicals is reigniting a debate over whether potentially dangerous materials should be hauled through the nation's capital.

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D.C. Wants To Become The 51st State. And Here's How It Plans On Going About It.

D.C. officials say they will petition Congress to admit the city to the union as the 51st state, a process that will involve holding a constitutional convention and referendum.
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D.C. Busts Cab Companies For Using Salvaged Cabs With Falsified Odometers

Six cab companies have been shut down by regulators for allegedly using old vehicles with odometers rolled back hundreds of thousands of miles.

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CSX Derailment Affects Commuter Train Service Into Washington

As many as 15 CSX freight cars skittered off the tracks on Sunday, causing a ripple effect on MARC service on Monday.

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Metro Announces 'Maintenance Surge' Along Red Line Through Weekend

Red Line riders, take heed. There will be major single tracking through the weekend as Metro seeks to address chronic issues on the Northwest part of the line.

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D.C.'s Newest Statehood Supporter: Tony Hale Of 'Veep,' 'Arrested Development'

Tony Hale plays the character Gary Walsh on HBO's Veep. Mike Martinez, managing producer of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, talks to him about how realistic his show is and enlists him in a local D.C. cause.

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A Smoke-Filled Red Line Train Was Evacuated On Saturday. Here's What Happened.

A Red Line train was evacuated at the Tenleytown station on Saturday night after an arcing insulator caused railcars to fill with smoke. No injuries were reported, but passengers reported a chaotic and unnerving scene.
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DCPS Chief: Resources For At-Risk Students Should 'Inspire,' Not Just 'Remediate'

In response to concerns that funding for D.C.'s at-risk students is being spent inappropriately, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says critics should keep the big picture in mind.

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