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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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Report Raises More Questions About Deadly Metro Incident

Federal investigators have released a preliminary report that is raising more questions about why rescuers could not promptly reach trapped passengers aboard Metro's Yellow Line at L'Enfant Plaza station Monday.
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DDOT Hits 'Reset Button' On Streetcar Project

D.C.'s long-delayed streetcar line along H Street NE has a new boss, and he is taking a different approach to getting it ready for passengers.
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Do New Parents Tend To Flee D.C.? The Numbers Point To 'Yes'

A new study from D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer proves what has so far been anecdotal: New parents are more likely to leave D.C. than residents who don't have kids.
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Metro Smoke Incident: Bowser Promises Full Report, Lawsuits Filed

In the days since Monday's deadly Metro incident that killed one and injured dozens, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has promised a quick report on the city's response, lawsuits have been filed and members of Congress have demanded a safety briefing from Metro.
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Bowser Pushes Up Publication Of Report On Initial D.C. Response To Metro Incident

The timeline of events that led to the delayed rescue of passengers trapped on a smoke-filled Yellow Line train on Monday is becoming clearer, though key questions remain unanswered about the response to the deadly incident inside the L'Enfant Plaza station tunnel.
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D.C. Streetcar Opening Delayed Again, Won't Debut Next Week As Planned

Launching D.C. first streetcar line next week has been "taken off the table," according to a source with knowledge of project planning.