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Metro Moving Closer To Restoring Smoother, Computer-Operated Service

Metro's top engineer will brief the transit agency's board today on plans to return trains to computer control — something not seen since the fatal Red Line crash in 2009.

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Montgomery County Grounds Drones Before They Take Off

The county government has purchased four drones for use by its fire department and innovation office, but bureaucracy is keeping them grounded for now.

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Secret Service And Security Breaches

Shortly after President Barack Obama and his family left the White House aboard Marine One on Friday evening, a fence jumper armed with a knife made it all the way through the front door of the residence before the Secret Service intercepted him in the North Portico. We consider the state of security at the White House and the balance between security and public access in a city filled with government buildings.

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Lawmakers Demand Answers After Man With Knife Scales White House Fence

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are demanding explanations of Secret Service after a 42-year-old Army veteran scaled a fence and ran across the White House lawn with a knife in his pocket on Friday.

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Criminalization Of Poverty

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

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Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

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Montgomery County Firefighter Remembers Responding On 9/11

For many area emergency responders on Sept. 11, 2001, the lessons of the terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon remains fresh to this day.

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DC Traffic Tickets

D.C. takes in $179 million each year from traffic citations, many of which come from the 87 automated speed cameras now dotted around the District. We explore a new report that says the machines have been issuing false tickets.

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Seven Of D.C. Fire's Ladder Trucks Fail Inspection

The union representing D.C. firefighters is criticizing the fire department for the poor inspection record of the city's fleet of ladder trucks.

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Commentary: Report On Relisha Rudd Misses The Big Picture

Judith Sandalow of the Children's Law Center says focusing on who is at fault for the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd misses the larger structural issues that contributed to the situation.

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