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New Beltway lanes seek to break gridlock in DC

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway: the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics. For decades, it has been the eight-lane asphalt moat that has divided the self-obsessed, hyperpartisan "Inside the Beltway" mentality from the...