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Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Affordable housing in D.C.; Possible Metro fare hike; Street race proves fatal (A.M. Buzz)

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Diamond Whitaker, left, and Mary L. Pope are first in a line of hundreds of locals queued up in front of Hubbard Place apartment building in Columbia Heights to put their names on a waiting list for affordable apartments. (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post)
A long night’s wait for affordable housing. Hundreds of people waited in line in Columbia Heights overnight, hoping to sign up for the waiting list for recently renovated, inexpensive apartments.

Metro may increase fares in 2012. The transit authority is facing a drop in revenue and increase in expenses that may leave a $124 million shortfall.

Crash stemming from possible street race kills 72-year-old man. Police are seeking the driver of a Mercedes involved in a hit-and-run on the BW Parkway.

When Congress nixed an entire agency. It happened about 15 years ago — and two commentators blame Newt Gingrich for the bad idea.

Craft beer, rubber chickens and bacon-flavored gum. As historic Hyattsville undergoes a retail rebirth, one store embodies the area’s quirky feel.

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