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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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Was Pepco's $25M Deal For DC United Naming Rights A Case Of 'Pay-To-Play?'

Pepco is paying D.C. $25 million for naming rights around the planned site of a new stadium for DC United. Critics allege the sponsorship agreement is about more than soccer — they connect it to the proposed merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon.

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Maryland Near Top Of Education Rankings, But Do Grades Mask Poverty Gap?

Education Week put our their annual "Quality Counts" report this week, grading states on their efforts to improve public education. But researchers caution that rising tides do not raise all boats.

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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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D.C. Targets Late February For Streetcar Grand Opening

After years of delays and multiple false starts, District officials say that passengers could finally start riding a streetcar along H Street NE by late February.

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