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Metro Smoke Incident: Calls For Information Intensify, More Details Emerge

The NTSB pledges to keep politicians updated, new information about the incident comes to light, and legal action by passengers begins to stir.

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Marion Barry's Son Christopher Under Investigation For Alleged Outburst At Bank

Barry is being investigated by police after allegedly threatening a D.C. bank teller and destroying a security camera.
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Republican Says Congress Should Sue D.C. Over Pot Legalization Measure

House Republicans are contemplating whether to sue the District for moving forward with its new marijuana law after the GOP cut off funding for the measure.
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'She Had A Beautiful Spirit': Neighbor Remembers Metro Disaster Victim Carol Glover

A neighbor of Carol Glover, who died in a Metrorail incident on Monday, says the 61-year-old had "a beautiful spirit."
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D.C. Council Transmits Marijuana Initiative To Congress, Defying Republicans

The D.C. Council is moving to implement a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of up to two ounces of marijuana, despite congressional Republicans' opposition.
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Serving On A D.C. Charter School Board: Not As Easy As It Looks

Part of the DNA of charter schools is that they operate at the behest of school boards more than city lawmakers. While that can be a boon, it can also be a burden.

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One Dead, 84 Hospitalized After Smoke Fills Metro Tunnel, Yellow Line Train

One woman died after smoke filled Metro tunnels and a Yellow Line train outside the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon. While NTSB investigates the incident Tuesday morning, Blue Line trains are replacing the Yellow Line.
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National Park Service Proposes New Fees For C&O Canal To Cover Budget Shortfalls

New user fees could be coming to the C&O Canal, the national park that stretches 184.5 miles from D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
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DCPS To Honor 1,400 High-Performing Educators At Kennedy Center

At a glitzy event at the Kennedy Center Monday evening, D.C. Public Schools will honor the best among its ranks.

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D.C. Statehood Advocates Hope For State Of The Union Mention

President Obama voiced his support for D.C. statehood last year, something advocates hope he will repeat again in front of the nation in the State of the Union.