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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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'Fundamentally Flawed' Metro Oversight Led To Deadly Smoke Incident, NTSB Says

The National Transportation Safety Board released 43 findings detailing a litany of failures that led to the death of one passenger and injuries to more than 90 others on Jan. 12, 2015.

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The Freedom And Safety Of Reporters Around The World

Since 2005 nearly 800 reporters have been killed while doing their work. Please join us to talk about the risks reporters face around the world and new effort to boost press safety and freedoms.

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Why Lye And Ethanol? Derailment Raises Questions About What Comes Through D.C.

The derailment in Northeast D.C. of a freight rail train carrying hazardous chemicals is reigniting a debate over whether potentially dangerous materials should be hauled through the nation's capital.

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Shaking Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.

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D.C. Busts Cab Companies For Using Salvaged Cabs With Falsified Odometers

Six cab companies have been shut down by regulators for allegedly using old vehicles with odometers rolled back hundreds of thousands of miles.

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CSX Derailment Affects Commuter Train Service Into Washington

As many as 15 CSX freight cars skittered off the tracks on Sunday, causing a ripple effect on MARC service on Monday.

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President Obama Ups The Number Of U.S. Special Operations Forces In Syria

President Obama has approved the deployment of an additional 250 Special Operations forces to Syria to advise and assist in the fight against ISIS. Join us to discuss the status of the conflict and new efforts to undermine the Islamic State’s power in the region and its influence beyond.

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