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CSX: Three chemicals leaked in D.C. train derailment

A CSX freight train has derailed near the Rhode Island Metro station, leaving several cars overturned and at least one leaking hazardous materials, Sunday morning. CSX says crews have since found leaks in two other cars. Vehicle traffic and Metro access have been affected. Stay with WTOP as this story develops.

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South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties

South Korea’s president arrived in Tehran on Sunday for the first summit between the two countries since they established diplomatic ties in 1962.

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So you want to skip town for Memorial Day weekend with the kids but haven’t locked in your plans? Here are seven vacation ideas for families on a frugal budget.

You can take care of next spring's bulbs now

Garden Editor Mike McGrath says you can take steps for better flowers next spring now. He also reiterates the area's lawn-care laws and wishes you a Happy Compost Week!

Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences for centuries.

Redskins fill a few specific needs during the NFL draft

After stockpiling plenty of young talent and winning the NFC East, the Washington Redskins went into the NFL draft with fewer holes to fill, giving them the flexibility to address more specific short- and long-term needs.

What's the main culprit behind poor employee engagement? It's complicated

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations took the Homeland Security Department to task for six straight years of declining employee engagement scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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