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Baker: Prince George's County Would Roll Out Red Carpet For New Stadium

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker believes his county has "a leg up" in keeping the Redskins in the county.
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After Near-Death Experience, Maryland Man Thanks Woman Who Saved His Life

In May while jogging, Michael Liu collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in a park in Rockville. A passerby, Heather Von Kurtz, helped save his life.
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With National Book Festival, Politics & Prose Lands Biggest Stage Yet

Local bookstore Politics & Prose will be the official bookseller at this weekend's National Book Festival — the first time in the festival's history that an independent bookstore has landed the contract.
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Former D.C. Council Candidate Sentenced To 60 Days For Thompson Links

Jeff Smith, who ran for a Ward 1 D.C. Council seat in 2010, admitted to taking $140,000 in illegal contributions from businessman Jeffrey Thompson.
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Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
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The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.
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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 29

This Labor Day Weekend you can relax with free art and performances.
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Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.
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Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.