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New 7000-Series Railcars Bring Metro Closer To Meeting NTSB Recommendations

Metro is one step closer to meeting a key requirement handed down by the National Transit Safety Board following the 2009 crash on Metro's Red Line that claimed the lives of nine people, as they show off the newer, safer 7000-series railcars.

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Managing The Region's Deer Population

They may be pretty wildlife, but they can also be a Lyme disease-carrying nuisance and driving hazard. The region's deer population and how it's managed continues to be the subject of debate.

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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

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U.S. Bishops Face A Lawsuit Over Abortion Policies At Roman Catholic Hospitals

The ACLU is suing U.S. Catholic bishops over anti-abortion policies that it claims endanger women’s lives. Diane and her guest discuss the legal rights of pregnant women at Roman Catholic hospitals.

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New Efforts To Limit NSA Surveillance Powers

A Senate committee bill permits the NSA to continue its dragnet approach to surveillance. But many argue routine record collection should be outlawed. Diane and her guests discuss the limits of privacy, liberty and national security.

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New State Laws On Juvenile Justice

In a reversal of the tough-on-crime legislation of the late 1980s and 1990s, 23 states have enacted laws that aim to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and court systems. A panel discusses a range of factors, including suicides by youths in adult jails as well as the cost of adult prisons, that have led to new legislation across the country.

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Ocean City Police Refrain From Cellphone Use While Driving

One police department on the Eastern Shore is choosing to go hands free in the name of public safety.

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Ocean City Police Refrain From Cellphone Use While Driving

One police department on the Eastern Shore is choosing to go hands free in the name of public safety.

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Are Homeless Kids In D.C. Out In The Cold?

At least 150 homeless teens were turned away from a D.C. shelter this year, and now advocates are putting renewed pressure on the city to find more shelter beds for unaccompanied minors.

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This Week On Metro Connection: House And Home

We'll look at the places that shelter us and the symbolism behind our humble abodes as we bring you a show about "House and Home."

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