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D.C. Firefighters Say Technical Glitches Not Hindering Use Of Private Ambulances

D.C. Fire and EMS has augmented its fleet the last couple weeks with private ambulances, and while communications problems have hindered the sharing of patient information, fire officials say it's not affecting service.

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Cybersecurity Scare Rocks Local Hospitals

A cyberattack forced a local hospital system to shut off critical parts of its IT system. How safe is online medical data?

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The History Of ISIS And How Its Rise May Shape The Future Of The Middle East

In recent years recruits to the Islamic State have carried out atrocities across Syria and Iraq and in multiple locations around the world -- most recently Brussels. The history of ISIS and how its rise may shape the future of the Middle East.

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Metro: Quality Cameras Should Make For Quick Arrest In Fatal Deanwood Shooting

A teenager was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon on the platform at the Deanwood Metro station. Metro officials say they expect a quick arrest because the station was equipped with good security cameras.

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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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