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Metro's chief safety officer resigns in wake of derailment

Metro’s chief safety officer resigned Thursday after a Metro board meeting addressing the Aug. 6 train derailment near the Smithsonian station. There were heated exchanges between Metro board members and executives during the derailment meeting.

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