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Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

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    Suspicious powder found in envelope at Discovery building

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    White House jumper tried to enter grounds in July

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    8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 24-26

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    Wildcats, Bruins look to stay perfect

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    Capitol Heights woman claims $1 million lottery prize

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    D.C. elections board is very sorry about upside-down flag

    D.C. elections board is very sorry about upside-down flag

    “Well, we messed up. BIG time,” board says, days after trying to pass off misprint as intentional gimmick.

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    West Elm opens new location on 14th Street

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    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Robert White

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    GOP governors group planning to air TV ads in Maryland

    The RGA says it plans to spend $500,000 on ads to help Republican nominee Larry Hogan.

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    How to spend $40 in Hyattsville

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    Catch “Advanced Style” at this weekend’s Fashion Art Design Georgetown event

    Catch “Advanced Style” at this weekend’s Fashion Art Design Georgetown event

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    Fatal crash Wednesday night in Fairfax Station

    Gladys Moline, 77, died in the crash. She was a passenger. The 80-year-old driver was also injured.

    Trial for accused in Alexandria killings set for next October

    Trial for accused in Alexandria killings set for next October

    No new details emerged during Severance’s court appearance, but there was plenty of legal haggling.

    Prince George’s sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting

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    Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

    Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

    An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

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    Will the weather cooperate for your eclipse-viewing plans?

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    Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

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    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Elissa Silverman

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Elissa Silverman

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    DC Harvest’s pan-roasted scallops are our dish of the week

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    National Geographic’s “Food: Our Global Kitchen” urges viewers to eat smarter

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    Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

    Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

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    Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

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    D.C. elections board is very sorry about upside-down flag

    “Well, we messed up. BIG time,” board says, days after trying to pass off misprint as intentional gimmick.

    Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

    An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

    Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

    Lowering tolls might get voters’ attention, but it’s unlikely to happen.

    Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

    The course through Arlington County and the District makes driving and parking difficult. Some Metro stations will be crowded.

    Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

    DDOT is beginning work to replace the 16th Street bridge over Military Road in northwest. During the work lanes will be reduces to one in each direction.

    Thursday morning delays on Metro

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    Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

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    Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

    The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

    Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

    Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

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    Morning traffic problems on area roadways

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    Petula Dvorak

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    Robert McCartney

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