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Developer To Pay $1.3 Million Over Shoddy House-Flipping Claims In D.C.

A couple accused of overseeing the shoddy renovation of dozens of D.C. homes they later sold has agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution to buyers. They will also be banned from doing any future construction, renovations or sales of any properties in the city.
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Metro Sees Unprecedented 'Crush Loads' Unless Riders Find Alternatives

With fewer trains running next week, Metro is looking at just how bad the crush of bodies could get on some cars. Some of the numbers are eye-opening.

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With Late-Night Metro Service Gone, Many Wonder: Is The Party In Washington Over?

Metro will now close at midnight instead of 3 a.m. on weekends — and the change has business leaders worried about the nighttime economy and bartenders and building cleaners struggling to find alternate ways home.
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The D.C. Bookstore Landscape

We consider the health and heft of D.C.'s bookstore landscape with representatives from the oldest -- and newest -- shops in the city.

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$15 Minimum Wage Advances In D.C., With Compromise On Tipped Workers

A D.C. Council committee has approved a bill raising the city's minimum wage to $15 and giving tipped workers a pay hike from $2.77 to $5.55 an hour.
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With Final Vote, D.C. Moves To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter, replacing it with seven smaller facilities scattered across the city.
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It Begins: One Year Of Metro's SafeTrack Repairs

One year of aggressive Metrorail repairs begins this week. Is the region ready?

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Metro's After-Midnight Rides Will Go On Hiatus After This Weekend

If you're a regular on Metro after midnight, it's time to scope out alternatives.

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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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