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In Wake Of Metro Incident, Bowser Revisits Encryption Of Firefighter Radios

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city is reviewing the decision to encrypt the radios used by Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
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The Surprising Twists And Turns Of A Life Upended By WWII

Margit Meissner had to leave behind everything she knew when the Nazis annexed Austria. But the life she's lived since has been full of adventure, and she gets to impart the lessons she's learned as a guide at the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

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Program For Black And Latino Boys Announced By D.C. Leaders

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson say it will help address the achievement gap between minority and white students.

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Metro Smoke Incident Briefing Prompts Questions About Radios, Ventilation

The D.C. area's congressional delegation heard from investigators, and the lawmakers emerged with concerns about firefighter communications and air control in the Yellow Line tunnel.

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Marion Barry's Son Pleads Not Guilty To Misdemeanor Charges

Marion Christopher Barry pleaded not guilty in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday, and pledged to continue his campaign for the D.C. Council.
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D.C. Council Sets Hearing On Metro Smoke Incident

The city's probe of the deadly Jan. 12 accident will continue at a Council hearing on Feb. 5.

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For D.C.-Area Republicans, Obama's Speech Is A Non-Starter

The region's GOP lawmakers said the State Of The Union offered a series of misguided proposals for keeping the economy on track.

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Christopher Barry To Turn Himself In To Police Over Bank Outburst

Lawyers for the son of the late Marion Barry say he will turn himself over to police following an incident at a local bank in which he cursed at a teller and destroyed a security camera.

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Memorial Service Held For Carol Glover, Who Died During Metro Smoke Incident

Hundreds of mourners gathered inside a Northeast D.C. church Monday morning to remember the woman who died last week aboard a smoke-filled Yellow Line train at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza station.
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D.C. Report Says Firefighters Had Trouble Communicating During Metro Incident

An initial report on the response by D.C. firefighters to the smoke-filled Yellow Line train on Monday confirms that first responders had difficulty communicating by radio as they traveled through Metro tunnels on their way to evacuating the passengers.

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