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Pool Rewards: Some D.C. Commuters Will Cash In on Carpooling

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Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.
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Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Those who study these things say the problem won't have one simple solution -- but this week regional transportation planners will try something a bit different: paying local commuters to start carpooling.

Jonathan Wilson has the details of the new area program...

D.C. is hardly the first metropolitan area to try paying people to carpool. In fact, the Pool Rewards program is closely modeled on an incentive system Atlanta has been using for years.

Matt Bush has more on how that program has been working -- and how what D.C.'s doing is different...

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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Clinton Blames 'The Right' For Trust Attacks

Hillary Clinton worked to paint herself as honest and trustworthy in her first national television interview of the 2016 campaign, pointing the finger at Republicans for damaging accusations.
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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