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An escalator in the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station was shut down Tuesday morning after part of the metal sheathing along the side tore away, injuring five people. “There’s always something broken,” commuter Tiffany Curry of Anacostia said. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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