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Amtrak DC-Baltimore trains up to speed after quake

TRENTON, N.J. — Amtrak trains have resumed normal speeds along the busy Northeast Corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The trains operated at reduced speeds Tuesday due to the earthquake centered in Virginia. Amtrak crews inspected stations, tracks and overhead ...

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Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast

MINERAL, Va. — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Martha’s Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama ...

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Impulse Monitoring signs deal with GWU Hospital

Impulse Monitoring Inc., of Columbia, a provider of intraoperative neurological monitoring, or IONM, services to hospitals during spinal, nerve and brain-related surgeries, said it signed an agreement with The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to provide comprehensive IONM ...

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Blackboard to be taken private in $1.64B deal

WASHINGTON — Educational software maker Blackboard is being taken private for $1.64 billion in cash by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Under the deal’s terms announced Friday, shareholders of Blackboard will receive $45 for each ...

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Senators tell Biden to reject GOP Medicare plan

WASHINGTON — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to reaffirm his commitment to leaving Medicare unchanged during budget and deficit negotiations. Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, Jon Tester, of Montana, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Ben Cardin ...

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Marriott to raise funds to restore National Mall

WASHINGTON — Marriott hotels in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are helping to raise funds to restore the National Mall. Bethesda-based Marriott International announced a new “Check In and Help Out” package will run through early September. When guests book a ...

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