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Handrails—Catch Fire On Metro’s Silver Line

Remember that time when hundreds of brand-new speakers had to be ripped out in all five of the brand-new Silver Line stations because they didn’t meet the fire code? Turns out that they maybe should have looked at the handrails while they were at it. Lighted handrails at two different stations caught fire earlier this
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wpo ‘White people only’ stickers? :: Video

(CNN)Someone is posting stickers that say “exclusively for white people” on businesses in the Texas capital of Austin. And the mayor is not amused. “This is an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement. “Our city is a place where respect for all people is a
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Ben Ferguson clash over use of n-word

(CNN)Things got testy on “CNN Tonight” when conservative commentator Ben Ferguson charged that rappers like Trinidad James are profiting off the n-word. “I’ll be honest with you,” Ferguson told James on Monday night. “I think you know that we should probably get rid of the n-word, but in reality, I think many rappers are afraid
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New Report: DC is Seventh Best Major City for Working Women

While women still only earn about 78% of what men do in the U.S., the success achieved by women in the workforce varies widely by location. Personal finance site NerdWallet crunched the numbers to see which cities offer the best economic opportunities for women. DC is the seventh best major city in the nation for
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President Obama jokes about Clinton’s e-mails, Scott Walker and marijuana at Gridiron Club dinner

Nine years after he made his Gridiron Club dinner debut as a fresh-faced young senator, President Obama took the podium again Saturday night, sounding wistful about the passage of time. “Just a few years ago I could never imagine being in my fifties,” he mused. “And when it comes to my approval ratings, I still
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24 tweets about Metro’s X2 bus

Metro’s X2 bus line runs from Minnesota Avenue NE east of the Anacostia River, along the hipster mecca of H Street NE, then past Union Station and Gallery Place to the White House, and along the way it carries Washingtonians of just about every walk of life. Former D.C. mayor Anthony A. Williams, who lives
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