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Man Saved After Wheelchair Goes Off Metro Platform At U Street

A surveillance video from the U Street Metro station shows a man falling on the tracks after his wheelchair rolled off the platform.

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Despite Speed Camera, Residents Say Maryland Avenue Remains Dangerous

Residents in one Northeast D.C. neighborhood asked the police to put up a speed camera to slow down commuters who use a four-lane avenue like a highway — but the speed camera doesn't seem to be working.
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Congressional Republicans Move To Undo Two D.C. Bills Targeting Discrimination

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are considering legislation that would unwind two local anti-discrimination laws recently enacted by the D.C. Council.
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How The D.C. Region Became Among The Most Uber-Friendly In The U.S.

With regulation for ride-hailing apps passed in D.C., Virginia and now Maryland, the National Capital region is among the most favorable in the country for the likes of Uber. But why here and not elsewhere?

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Lawmakers Weigh Responses After Gyrocopter Lands On Capitol Grounds

How was it that Florida mailman Doug Hughes was able to fly onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last week? That's an answer lawmakers are seeking to answer.

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D.C. Fire And EMS Bringing Back Entrance Exam For New Recruits

There are 150 vacancies for D.C. first responders, and as part of the push for recruiting, they will be going back to using entrance exams.
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Math Is Everywhere, But Especially On National Mall This Weekend

The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
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D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage?

Supporters of the U.S. National Arboretum say raw sewage is flowing through the streams of the 446-acre D.C. attraction.
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D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

A new law could change the landscape for urban agriculture in D.C.

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D.C.'s Last, Best Stop For Electronic Junk And Household Gunk

Every Saturday, the Fort Totten Transfer Station is the place to unburden your home — and your conscience — of whatever doesn't seem to belong in the trash or recycling bins.

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