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As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

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NEW YORK (AP) -- For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they're also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty....

Workers report possible chemical vapors at nuclear tank farm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Three workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical vapors at one of the tank farms....