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Usually it’s the Supreme Court justices who get to ask the tough questions. But every so often, prominent public figures come to Georgetown, and undergraduates glean the rare opportunity to ask questions in return.

Last Wednesday, those who attended Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture received an index card where they could write one question for Sotomayor to answer during the standard post-lecture question-and-answer session — a Gaston Hall standard that usually fosters a candid discussion and enriches university programming. In Wednesday’s case, however, the questions were screened and posed by a university official, rather than the student or event attendee who originally wanted an answer.

Man wanted for attack on Green Line train

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man is wanted after Metro Transit police say he cut a man on a Green Line train Tuesday during a failed robbery attempt. 

According to a Metro spokesperson, the suspect approached a man who was nodding off on the train. The suspect allegedly had a knife and demanded the victim's personal items. 

When the victim resisted those demands, police say the suspect cut the victim in the ear and ran away empty handed. The victim got off at the U Street station.

According to police, the victim did not ask for help or contact the station manager or police and later went to the hospital because of an unrelated problem.

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Two pedestrians hit at 14th Street and U Street NW

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two pedestrians were hit Monday night at the intersection of 14th Street and U Street NW.

Both people were taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to D.C. police.

Police said this is not a hit and run accident.

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Power restored near U Street corridor

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Power has been restored to about 1,800 people near the U Street corridor in D.C after an outage Tuesday night.

A spokesperson for Pepco says the outage was caused by a tripped feeder line and is not weather related.

The spokesperson said they had no information that this is related to any other outages.  

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Man stabbed near U Street NW

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- An adult man was stabbed Tuesday night in the 2100 block of 14th Street NW near U Street NW.

According to D.C. police, the attack happened at around 7:18 p.m. The man was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital.

Police could not provide any information about a suspect or motive.

The stabbing has been classified as an assault with a deadly weapon.  ​

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.