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WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: morning stories, riots, Washington Capitals, rgiii, Washington Redskins, derailment

Approval of Metro fare increase expected

It looks like riders soon will pay more to ride Metro.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:16am EDT

Tags: fare hike, SmarTrip

Human error possible cause of Metro derailment

Human error may be to blame for Tuesday's derailment of a Metro train at the Rosslyn station.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:02am EDT

Tags: derailment, Rosslyn, The Washington Post

Metro restores service after derailment

Metro crews worked through the night to make repairs. The transit agency says normal service has been restored on Metro's Blue and Orange Lines.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 06:50am EDT

Tags: derail, Rosslyn, orange line, Blue Line

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GWU students to collect old cellphones for charity

George Washington University students are beginning an effort to collect old cellphones from Metro riders in the Washington area to help fund health projects abroad.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 03:00am EDT

Tags: george washington university, Hope Phones

Defibrillator failed on Metro due to weak battery

Metro officials are checking all 46 automated external defibrillators at stations after a device used on a man having a heart attack had an insufficient battery charge.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:19am EDT

Tags: Defibrillator,

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94 Metro buses pulled from service after fire - again

Metro has removed 94 buses from service after one caught fire in Maryland on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 03:21pm EDT

Tags: bus fire, Orion VI

Lanes closing for silver line construction in Va.

The construction of Metro's silver line through the Tysons Corner area in northern Virginia will cause some closures on local roads in the coming weeks.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 12:51pm EDT

Tags: Silver Line, Tysons Corner, Route 7, Route 267

Metro riders: Prepare to take a hike

Metro riders are being asked to pay more to help close a budget gap -- but just how much more?

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: Tom Downs, sprawl & crawl, Adam Tuss, fare hike

Nats fans expected to pack Metro trains

Metro will run eight-car trains to handle the crowds expected for opening day.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:35am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Nationals, WMATA

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