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Man Shot By Police After Drawing Weapon At Capitol Building

Capitol Police officers say a man was shot by police after drawing a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint. A female bystander also sustained minor injuries. Police categorized the incident as a criminal act.

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Street And Metro Closures Set For Nuclear Security Summit

Beginning Tuesday evening, there will be potential traffic headaches for anyone trying to travel near the city's convention center.

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Rethinking Police Use Of Tasers In Maryland

The Baltimore Sun recently released the results of a six-month investigation into the use of Tasers by police in Maryland. We talk with a reporter about what the investigation revealed.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Belgian authorities detain suspects and search for more after the terror attacks. A former Bosnian Serb leader is convicted of genocide. And Secretary Kerry says Islamic State's power is eroding in the Middle East. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katherine Lanpher for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Inspection Of Metro Electrical Issues Finds Hundreds Of 'Non-Emergency' Repairs

Metro officials are offering an update on the conditions that led to a Metro fire earlier this month — with board members offering stern criticisms about the transit agency's maintenance regime.

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FTA Inspectors Found 189 'Safety Defects' On Metrorail In New Oversight Role

It remains unclear whether inspectors for the FTA ever visited portions of Metrorail where damaged jumper cables ultimately prompted a 24-hour shutdown of the system, but in a WAMU 88.5 exclusive, they did detail much of the work they have accomplished.

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FAA To Tourists: Cherry Blossom Festival (And D.C. In General) Is No-Drone Zone

The blossoms might be breathtaking from the air, but if you're planning to shoot some drone video, forget it.

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Official: Power Cables Near D.C. Subway Fire Lacked Insulation

A federal official says power cables next to the one that caught fire at a downtown Washington subway station on Monday were not equipped with insulating materials that prevent moisture and debris from causing corrosion that can lead to fires.

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The Gun Store Next Door?

Arlington lawmakers and citizens are protesting the opening of a new gun shop, Nova Armory, in the Lyon Park neighborhood at the end of March.

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Metro's Latest Safety Lapse Exposes Major Questions As Riders Return To The Rails

The move to shutter Metrorail on Wednesday to inspect faulty power cables was more than just an inconvenience — it exposes troubling questions about the transit agency's safety culture.

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