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This Week On Metro Connection: Profiles

We returned to the archives this week, to pluck out stories about people we simply cannot forget.

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Assessing New Threats From Al-Qaida

The U.S. warned American citizens to leave Yemen, closed diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa, and issued a worldwide travel alert.

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D.C.'s Rate Of Pedestrian Fatalities Higher Than National Average

Federal funding will be made available to the District, along with 21 other cities, following a report that pedestrian fatalities are on the rise.

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New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide (Rebroadcast)

Police and domestic violence organizations are trying a new approach to curb domestic homicide. Law enforcement, the courts and victim advocates are starting to work together to prevent murders by predicting when they might happen by using a checklist of high-risk factors.

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Bay Bridge Crash Restarts Talk Of Additional Span

An accident last month that saw a woman plunge into the Chesapeake Bay has lawmakers renewing calls for an additional span on the Bay Bridge.

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Breathalyzer Use On The Rise For Virginia Drivers

The use of ignition interlock devices are on the rise as a new law requiring drunk drivers to sample blood alcohol content has taken effect over the last year.

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The Future Of The Bay Bridge

With investigators looking into a nightmarish crash and beachgoers idling in miles-long backups, we explore the condition and future of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

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The Future Of Guantanamo Bay's Detention Facility

Lawmakers are once again focusing their attention on the future of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of a hunger strike by inmates and renewed calls by the president to shut it down.

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How Safe Is D.C. For Pedestrians?

As the District's population grows, what can we do to make our streets safer for pedestrians?

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