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Tips, tricks for finding economical eateries in the District

Domino’s, McDonald’s, Mayflower, Subway, the occasional Chipotle … sound like regular dinner options? On the few nights that you decide to forgo a meal swipe and not eat in the Terrace Dining Room or the Tavern, you should make it special. Now, of course you’re going to say, “We’re all college students and none of us can really afford a nice meal in D.C., so what’s the point?” But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some quality restaurants in D.C. to try out and cheap tricks to get the most food for your money. There’s no reason we shouldn’t go out, enjoy great food and try new things just because our wallets are a bit light.

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Curator opens closet

The Textile Museum’s newest exhibit, “Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection,” opened last week, featuring designers Kawakubo, Miyake and Yamamoto who became influential in the fashion world after their work was first introduced in Paris in the early ‘80s.

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Senate gun bill may jeopardize Amtrak

The Senate voted 68-30 Sept. 16 to approve a proposal that will allow Amtrak passengers to carry firearms in their checked luggage. The proposal must still pass through the House of Representatives before it becomes law. If passed, the bill will present many difficulties for Amtrak and may result in the end of the company’s services, Thomas C. Carper, Amtrak chairman of the board, said in a letter to members of the Senate. Amtrak would have six months to comply with the requirements or lose its $1.6 billion federal subsidy. Amtrak depends on this funding to keep its trains running. Before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, passengers riding Amtrak were able to carry unloaded, locked firearms. After the attacks, Amtrak banned the carrying of firearms completely. Steve Kulm, director of Media Relations at Amtrak, said the company should be able to access its full appropriation.

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‘Trauma’ starts with big bang

With all the medical dramas on television right now, new shows have to make quite an impression on audiences to stay afloat. Luckily, the new action-filled show “Trauma” breaks through the pack. The show will chronicle the daily lives of first-response paramedics in San Francisco as they travel by air, land and sea to reach victims before it is too late.

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