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Region's leaders agree to plan for Metro watchdog

The governors of Virginia and Maryland and the D.C. mayor announced Wednesday that they have agreed on draft legislation that would set up an independent commission responsible for ensuring the safety of Metro and the thousands of commuters and tourists who ride it daily. The agreement represents a major step toward providing local safety enforcement of the transit system.

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U.S. defense secretary calls for faster technology development

U.S. Defense Secretary made the comments Wednesday about the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island.

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips (photos)

Rescue operations off Libya’s coast have increased in recent weeks amid calm seas and warm weather.

Pepco gets mobile command center for summer storm response

The massive new vehicle will allow crews to coordinate and run operations on the ground in areas affected by storm damage.

Back-to-back strokes help Va. man redefine life

By all accounts, Mark Moore seemed to be in good health — but then the 47-year-old suffered back-to-back strokes. Now, he’s dedicating his life to helping others learn the warning signs.

Offseason workouts continue at Redskins Park

The biggest questions for the Redskins as they head into OTAs remain the defensive line, the running back position, and whether their top receiver will be in attendance.

10 things you didn’t know life insurance could do

“There are a lot of options — much more than people realize,” says Cliff Wilson, chair of the board of directors for Life Happens, a nonprofit that educates the public on insurance matters.

OPM director throws out first pitch at Nats game honoring feds

The Washington Nationals celebrated government employees on Tuesday, May 24 in recognition of Federal Workforce Day.

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