Federal crackdown on DC’s subway system likely coming

The National Transportation Safety Board made an “urgent call” Wednesday for federal regulators to take over safety oversight of the subway system in the nation’s capital, which has been beset by a series of accidents and safety problems in the past several years.

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Approximately 4,000 inmate firefighters are manning the front lines against California's raging wildfires. Inmates in Cal Fire's program are risking their lives to work 24-hour shifts to save drought-stricken California while earning less than five dollars an hour and reduced time on their sentence.
Jessica Koscielniak McClatchy