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24 Hours With No Trains: How Will The D.C. Region Fare?

After a morning commute with no trains, we consider how the city fared and whether riders see this as a positive safety sign.

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LISTEN: Rep. Gerry Connolly On The Metro Shutdown: 'It's A Sad, Sad Day'

The Democrat from Northern Virginia said he was "stunned" about Metro's plan for a 29-hour full shutdown of rail service from midnight Tuesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

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Suspect's Brothers Filmed 'Unprovoked' Attack On Prince George's Police Station

A Prince George's County police officer was killed by friendly fire Sunday, in an "unprovoked" engagement with an armed assailant outside a police station in suburban Maryland.

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Partial Ban On 'Neonic' Pesticides, Believed To Be Bee Killer, Passes Maryland Senate

Controversial neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be a contributor to honey-bee colony collapse disorder, prompting the Maryland Senate to pass a partial ban on the substances.

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After Cuba: Former Prisoner Alan Gross Looks Ahead

Kojo speaks with Alan Gross, a development worker who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years. A year after his historic release, Gross is now speaking out about his years behind bars and our region's community groups who supported him.

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Answers Sought After Prince George's Officer Shot Dead Near Police Station

A police officer was shot and fatally wounded on Sunday afternoon outside the Prince George's County police headquarters in what is being described as an "unprovoked attack."

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Should Maryland DUI Offenders Be Required To Use An Ignition Interlock?

A Montgomery County police officer was struck and killed by a suspect drunk driver last year, prompting a push for stricter limits on DUI offenders.

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Casino Revenue Is Already Built Into Prince George's Education Budget, Baker Says

The MGM National Harbor casino hasn't opened yet, but Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker says he is already banking on revenues from gaming and entertainment to help fund public schools next year.

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For Those Who Do An About-Face Beyond Metro's Gates, A Refund Is Coming

Metro is solving one of riders’ biggest pet peeves.

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Baltimore Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras In May

Officials say the city is finalizing a $11.6 million contract with Taser International that includes 2,500 cameras and storage.

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