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New details emerge from 2015 fatal Metro fire The National Safety Transportation Board (NTSB) released on May 3 its results on the investigation into the Jan. 2015 Yellow Line tunnel fire that killed one passenger and injured dozens more near the L'Enfant plaza station. These are the key findings.
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Regional Digest: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 former White House switchboard supervisor sentenced to five years probation
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MARC's Brunswick Line service returns to normal Wednesday After two days of service disruptions, the MARC Brunswick Line will operate on a regular schedule Wednesday, the Maryland Transit Administration said.
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Fairfax County schools to move to pre-Labor Day start in 2017 Virginias largest school district qualified for a waiver from a state law, thanks to snow days.
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A video and other startling revelations from the NTSB's investigation of the fatal Yellow Line smoke incident Investigators found that Metro used trains with passengers to investigate reports of smoke and fire in tunnels. The agency also had not conducted a full-scale emergency response drill in five years.
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CSX: Tracks affected by train derailment to reopen before noon Wednesday Officials say the investigation continues, but offered no information about what caused the 175-car train to derail.
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Models are terrible at forecasting hail. These scientists are working to fix that. Every year, hail causes more than $1 billion in property and crop damage in the U.S.
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D.C. launches lead-testing blitz of water sources at schools, recreation centers Every water source at all schools will be tested.
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Virginias most endangered places include black cemeteries, a legislative office complex, and a former slave dwelling Preservation Virginias list highlights landmarks threatened by development or neglect
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Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies at 69 Ms. Shakur inspired the rap Dear Mama and guarded her sons legacy after his shooting death in 1996.
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