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Washington Metro to Close for Safety Inspections

Washington, D.C.'s entire subway system will be shut down all day Wednesday for emergency electric cable inspections - a move certain to create chaos in a city that depends on its Metro. This is the first time in the system's 40-year history that it will be closed down for non-weather related reasons. The DC Metro is the nation's second-largest subway system, after New York City, with 188 kilometers of track. Metro officials made the decision to close after an electrical...

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