Metro to vote on service changes, Md. gets a new area code, a nun finds happiness (A.M. Buzz)


Commuters crowd train platforms at the Rosslyn Metro station. (Dominic Bracco II /The Washington Post)

In a week when everyone seems to be mad at Metro, the agency’s board of directors is expected to vote today on service changes to address overcrowding on the Orange Line and other issues.

A woman accused of stabbing area shoppers for the second time was recently released from a Maryland psychiatric facility.

Maryland’s 410 and 443 area codes are running out of numbers, meaning that this spring the state will roll out a new prefix: 667.

Woodstock meets Washington: Occupy D.C.’s sit-in protest at McPherson Square has the feel of a peaceful picnic with a political agenda.

A nun finds happiness. McLean native Sister Deirdre Byrne describes her life as a surgeon who has practiced medicine in disaster areas, her tour of duty in Afghanistan, and how she found her calling.

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