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Sections of Orange, Silver Lines Closed After Derailment

Metro says rail service will be shut down through Friday afternoon between Ballston and West Falls Church on the Orange Line and Ballston and McLean on the Silver Line to allow for repairs to track damaged by a derailment.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to accept a major party nomination for president. National security experts blast Donald Trump for urging Russia to hack Clinton’s emails. And charges are dropped against the remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Fired Train Operator Was Rushing To Take Break, Metro Says Of July 5 Incident

A Metrorail operator fired for running a red signal on the Red Line was rushing to get to his break at a location with plenty of good restaurant options, the transit authority’s chief safety officer said on Thursday in the most detailed description to date of the incident on the evening of July 5.

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Related To Freddie Gray's Death

Maryland prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against the remaining police officers facing charges related to Freddie Gray's death. Kojo explores what the outcomes of the cases say about our local justice system and the national repercussions.

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Report On 'Zoned Out' Metro Drivers Gets Fresh Attention After Signal Overruns

As Metrorail operators overrun red signals at an increasing clip, the transit authority is considering ways to keep the drivers focused on their jobs — more than a year after outside experts came up with 18 recommendations designed to reduce distractions.

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Training Bar Staff And Bystanders To Prevent Sexual Assault

The next frontier in the battle against sexual harassment and sexual assault? Bars.

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The "Heat Dome" Is Hell For Transportation

Drastic temperature spikes are putting Washingtonians through a painful stretch this month, but they're also putting a lot of stress on the region's transportation infrastructure and those who take care of it.

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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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Effort To Slow Traffic Through Historic D.C. Neighborhood Is Slow But Promising

D.C. officials say they are moving closer to implementing a "road diet" for Maryland Avenue NE — one of the first projects that may serve as a model for the city as it pursues the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities over the next decade, known as Vision Zero.
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LISTEN: 'Ka-blam!' — Lightning Talk With The Capital Weather Gang

Does "heat lightning" really exist? Where's the best place to go when you hear thunder? Angela Fritz of The Capital Weather Gang explains the science behind lightning to WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson.

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