BREAKING NEWS There is no train service on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines between Eastern Market and L’Enfant Plaza because of a track problem at Federal Center SW station.
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Monthslong Metro repairs to be ‘disruptive’

Metro riders can look forward to single-tracking around the clock and stretches of track closed for weeks at a time under a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate the aging transit system expected to be released Friday.

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Town increases security with escaped inmate on the loose

Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an escaped inmate walking into a pharmacy, one day after vanishing from a state prison.

Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

An official said the blaze grew rapidly, and it's expected to grow due to dry conditions.

4 reasons why Aeropostale lost its cool with shoppers

Aeropostale files for bankruptcy protection, following other struggling teen retailers including Wet Seal, Pac Sun and American Apparel. Find out how changing consumer patterns have affected these stores.

Local woman returns home to play Dorothy at the National Theatre

For Sarah Lasko of Rockville, it’s a true homecoming as she arrives at D.C.'s National Theater to star in the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz."

The latest trends in airline cuisine

With the direction the airline industry is moving, you can have first-class cuisine at 35,000 feet in the air. Here’s a primer on the latest trends — and evolution — of airline food.

Want to sue your bank? Regulators push to make it easier

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Thursday that would ban arbitration clauses, which would affect the entire financial industry.

$40,000 buyout: Manna from heaven or insulting bribe?

If the government were to offer workers a $40,000 incentive to retire, everybody would be happy, right?

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