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A week after a deadly accident on Metro, leaders meet today to discuss fare hikes

Metro Board of Directors are set to meet today, on their agenda possibly raising bus and rail fares by as much as ten cents. The move if approved is estimated to generate $22 million dollars for the transit agency. Leaders will also look into a proposal to increase rush hour wait times from 6 minutes between trains to 8 minutes. NTSB Officials are also expected to update Metro on what the probe into Mondays accident has revealed so far. There appears to be some concern over the ventilation system and the radio communications the day of the smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza.

Thousands of Pro Lifers take to the streets of downtown, DC

28 thousand Pro lifers are set to take to the streets today in DC, to mark the 42nd March For Life. The rally starts at Noon at the National Mall. The march begins at 1 on 14 Street and it will end at the U.S. Capitol.

Justice Dept. finds no violations in the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown case

The “New York Times” is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department is set to clear Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson of any wrongdoing in the Michael Brown shooting. The FBI says they found “No” evidence of a crime or a violation of civil rights in the case.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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