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District's public libraries to end most late fines

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The D.C. Public Library's board has quietly backed plans for an overhaul of the system's overdue-fine system, including the elimination of daily fines. Under the new guidelines approved Wednesday, the library would institute a flat fine of $5 for items that are more than 30 -- but fewer than 60 -- days overdue. Currently, overdue fines on adult books and CDs are 20 cents for every day the...