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Proposed Pepco-Exelon Merger Rejected As Submitted, But It's Not Dead Yet

The proposed $6.8 billion merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon has been rejected as submitted, but that's not the end of the story. Stay tuned for updates.

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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Youth Program Points To Ways D.C. Can Be 'Far More Creative' Against Crime

While D.C lawmakers consider anti-crime proposals that would treat street violence like a public-health problem, there's at least one such program already in effect — and it has the blessing of D.C.'s top prosecutor.

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Special Sessions On Metro Safety Group? Foxx Ups The Pressure On Lawmakers

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he doesn't think lawmakers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are acting fast enough on the creation of a Metro Safety Commission.

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Treating Street Violence As A Contagion, Baltimore Looks For More Than One Cure

When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem — one that affects the whole community?

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D.C. Officials’ Trip To Cuba Offers Unclear Benefits

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is in Cuba on an exploratory mission with other leaders from the D.C. region. But the expected outcome of the trip remains vague.
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Coda For The National Symphony's Principal Clarinet

Kojo talks about music making in the nation's capital with the National Symphony Orchestra's Loren Kitt, the ensemble's principal clarinetist who is retiring after nearly 46 years.

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Inside A California Anti-Crime Experiment That Resonates With Politicians In D.C.

In communities where violent crime is the norm, Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety takes a totally different approach from police. The city's experiments have caught the attention of D.C.'s goverment, which is troubled by a big increase in homicides.

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Long-Awaited D.C. Streetcar To Start Passenger Service On Feb. 27 (No, Really)

After years of delays and millions of dollars in cost overruns, the long-awaited streetcar along H Street and Benning Road NE will start carrying passengers on Saturday, Feb. 27.
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Pedestrians, Wheelchair Users Say D.C. Botched Snowzilla Cleanup; Some Lawmakers Agree

The District did not strike the right balance between clearing roads and sidewalks following the massive Jan. 23 snowstorm, city legislators and residents said at a D.C. Council hearing Thursday.

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