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Metro Reduces Fare Hike Projections For Next Year

Metro fares won't increase as much as originally predicted next year, according to the D.C.-area transit agency.

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Northern Virginia Aims To Combat Human Trafficking

Federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia filed charges in 16 different cases involving human trafficking over the last year.

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Maryland Lawmakers Continue Working On Budget Agreement

The Maryland General Assembly held a special weekend session in an effort to hammer out a budget agreement ahead of a Monday evening's deadline.

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Before Same-Sex Marriage, Calls For Same-Sex Divorce In Maryland

The bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland doesn't take effect until 2013, and likely faces a ballot challenge before that, but already some are calling for the state to legalize same-sex divorce.

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Ahoy! New iPad App Helps Ships Steer Clear Of Whales

An animal welfare group has designed a new iPad app to help ship captains avoid hitting endangered whales.

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Toddler Bounces Back Months After Capitol Heights Shooting

A teenager accused of a shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy in Capitol Heights last summer has been convicted on three counts of assault and gun possession.

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Mega Mystery: Maryland $105M Lotto Winner Still Unknown

There were three winning tickets for the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, but so far none of them, including the winner who bought her ticket at a Baltimore County 7-Eleven, have stepped forward to claim the winnings.

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Barry Disparages 'Dirty' Asian-Owned Businesses

Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry has fielded criticism for comments he made at a victory party Tuesday about the need to remove Asian-owned businesses that he describes as "dirty."

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Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Challenges Moran

The addition of Super PAC funds has changed the nature of the Congressional primaries -- enough so that even formerly "safe" incumbents like Jim Moran are concerned about their effects.

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Elite American Kayakers Vie For Olympic Gold

Maryland natives Caroline Queen and Ashley Nee are longtime friends... and among the nation's top kayakers. At the 2012 Olympic trials (April 12-14), they're going head-to-head for a chance to compete for the gold in London.

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