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Rabbi Accused Of Voyeurism Refuses To Leave Synagogue-Owned Home

In an email to congregants, the president of Kesher Israel says the congregation's former rabbi Barry Freundel has no plans to leave the house, and efforts to resolve the issue informally have been unsuccessful.
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Krupicka Wants Landlords To Be More Transparent About Mold

The Northern Virginia delegate has introduced legislation to make sure renters have access to information about mold.
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Family Of Metro Victim Sues Transit Agency For $50 Million

The family of the Alexandria woman who died on the Yellow Line under L'Enfant Plaza on January 12 is suing Metro for $50 million.
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Norton Introduces Bill That Would Eliminate Congressional Approval Of D.C. Budget

With Republicans now in charge at the Capitol, you wouldn't think Norton would be optimistic about the chances of passing budget autonomy. But the D.C. representative sees a silver lining in this newly divided government.
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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
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Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.
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Virginia Republicans Put Up Stiff Opposition To Gun Control Measures

As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes a pushes for tougher gun control measures, Republicans in Richmond are fighting back.
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McDonnell Hopeful That Conviction Could Be Overturned, Says Priest

Bob McDonnell's priest says the former Virginia governor is hopeful that an appeals court will overturn his conviction for public corruption.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 30, 2015

Are people getting more negative or has the world always been this miserable? You can see two plays about people struggling to make sense of it all.
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The Bounce: The Week In Music News From WAMU's Bandwidth

Tom Petty gets a piece of Sam Smith's pie, Blink-182's soap opera hits a climax, and we get a deep dive into how the D.C. Record Fair came to be.

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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.