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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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As D.C. Debates Paid-Leave, One Big Question Remains: How Much Will It Cost?

A report estimates that providing paid-leave to workers in D.C. could cost between $30 and $150 million per year. But a business group says it could cost far more than that.
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Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

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In D.C., Nearly Half Of Homeless Youth Identify As LGBTQ, Survey Finds

The Homeless Youth Census found that that 43 percent of homeless youth surveyed identified as LGBTQ. "These kids face discrimination and bullying right in their own homes," says D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?
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What Was In The Smoke? Riders In Last Year's L'Enfant Plaza Accident Sue Metro

Dozens of people have marked the first anniversary of the deadly smoke incident by suing the transit agency.

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Vincent Gray Could Make Convincing Case For D.C. Council Comeback, Poll Finds

Vincent Gray was ultimately not charged in a federal investigation into his 2010 mayoral campaign — and a new poll suggests the former mayor may have an opening to renew his political career in the District.

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George Washington University To Rescind Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced the decision in a statement, saying the degree has become a cause for stress among students and alumni who were themselves the victims of sexual assault.

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D.C. Taxi Drivers Accuse Police Of Harassment In Barrage Of Tickets

Officers in MPD's Fifth District have written tickets for cab drivers amounting to $250,000 in penalties — more than three times the rest of the city combined. Cabbies want it to stop.

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Cab Companies Get More Mandates, While Little Pressure On Uber, Lyft To Expand Wheelchair-Friendly Service

Cab companies in the District are being required to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but critics including disability rights advocates say ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft aren't doing their part.

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