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The Politics Hour - November 20, 2015

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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Metro Board Gives Unanimous Approval To New General Manager

Metro has sworn in its new general manager after a unanimous vote by the transit authority’s board of directors, ending a bumpy search that began more than a year ago.
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For New Metro Leader, Long-Term Questions Come With $6 Billion Price Tag

Paul Wiedefeld, Metro's new general manager, takes over an agency with urgent problems. But there's also a longer-term, $6 billion question looming, and the answer will require cooperation from multiple players.

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Fairfax County Leaders Crack Down On Car-Title Lenders

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a plan that would block car-title lenders from setting up in certain parts of the Virginia county. The new rules were effective at midnight — a rare move that shows the urgency the board felt.

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Metro's GM Pick Looks Forward To 'Fantastic Job,' Promises 'World-Class System'

Metro's pick for a new general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, is inheriting a transit system riddled with problems. But for now, he's smiling.
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A Potential End To 'Predatory Towing' In D.C. Region?

The federal highway bill slowly making its way through Congress includes a small provision many drivers in the D.C. suburbs may appreciate: It concerns so-called "predatory towing," a practice that infuriates thousands of drivers in the region every year.
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Metro Increases Patrols And Searches In Wake Of Paris Attacks

Metro Transit Police say they're increasing patrols and deploying K9 sweeps as a precaution in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris.
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Feds Pressure Region's Leaders To Act On Metro Safety Before 2019 Deadline

The head of the federal agency temporarily in charge of safety oversight of Metro is calling on regional leaders to get moving on establishing a permanent safety body.
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Why The Fight Over A Bike Lane In Shaw Isn't About Biking

To cycling advocates, and to the District Department of Transportation, bike lanes are about safety — just the same as a crosswalk or stop sign. But in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, a proposed bike lane is sparking heated debates about race, economics and displacement.

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That Amazing Parking Spot Will Come With Higher Costs In Some Parts Of D.C.

Meters in Chinatown and Penn Quarter will now enforce "surge pricing" for street parking — as much as $8 per hour during the busiest times.

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