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Officials Say WMATA Can Investigate Worker Death Without NTSB

The National Transit Safety Board is not able to aid the investigation into the death of a Metro contractor over the weekend, but officials with oversight say WMATA can handle things themselves.

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Mayor Gray Confronts Harry Reid After Call To Free City's Funds

As the District's ability to continue to operate city services dwindles along with its rainy day fund, Mayor Vincent Gray has turned to confronting Democratic leadership to voice his concerns.

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Chincoteague Pony Round-Up Postponed Due To Government Shutdown

The famous Chincoteague ponies will have to postpone their biannual well check thanks to the shutdown of the federal government.

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Furloughed? Here Are Some Tips For Filing For Unemployment

Thousands of federal employees from around the D.C. region are applying for unemployment benefits during the government shutdown — here are some tips to make it go smoothly.

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Without Federal Funding, Shelter For Victims Of Domestic Violence Struggles

A shelter for victims of domestic violence in the District is facing the prospect of closure if they can't make up the budget shortfall caused by the government shutdown.

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House Votes To Give Federal Workers Back Pay, Now What?

House lawmakers voted to give federal workers paychecks during the government shutdown, but lawmakers are unsure what the next steps are in resolving the political gridlock.

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Analysis: Stop Calling Federal Employees 'Nonessential'

As the government shutdown progresses, federal employees have taken to being placed into "essential" and "nonessential" categories. Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service explains why this is a mistake.

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Head Start Dealt One-Two Punch Of Sequester And Shutdown

The Head Start preschool program was slashed by sequestration — and now the government shutdown means some Head Start centers will face more cuts.

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How Long Can D.C. Defy the Shutdown?

Despite the federal shutdown, city workers are still hard at work — for now, anyway...

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This Week On Metro Connection: Ups And Downs

From the roller coaster ride of the government shutdown to a woman who teaches aerobatics in the sky, we take a look at "ups and downs."