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D.C. Council Weighs Resident Concerns About Soccer Stadium Land Swap

A key part of the proposed D.C. United stadium deal involves handing off the Reeves Center — a valuable piece of real estate in northwest that some in the District say could fetch a higher price on the open market.

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Second Person Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun Into Capitol Office Building

For the second time in a week, a person was arrested for trying to bring a gun into a congressional office building.
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D.C. Has Worst Rate Of Late Mail Delivery In U.S.

An inspector general's report found that mail in D.C. was delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time.

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Study: 15 Percent Of Virginia Kids Live In Poverty

Virginia was ranked in the top fifth of states in measures of childhood well-being, but statistics on the economic security of families showed a decline.

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Congress Unlikely To Approve Plan On Immigrant Children Until After Recess

The political response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country is largely split along partisan lines, and legislation is not forthcoming.

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.
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D.C. Residents To Complain To Md. Congressman About Potholes, Schools

Rep. Andy Harris, the Maryland congressman behind the effort to block D.C.’s new marijuana decriminalization law, may soon be hearing from city residents about more than just pot.
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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 24

An aromatic exhibit turns art into eye candy and a new play explores a salacious mentorship.

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Audiences Get A Modern Look At A 19th Century Opera

Opera as seen through the lens of Google Glass? Wolf Trap is giving audiences the chance to mix technology with Bizet’s classic "Carmen" this month.
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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."
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Swimmers Beware: Rockville Lake Tests Positive For Deadly Toxin

Microcystin, a toxin produced by algae, has rendered Lake Needwood in Rockville, Maryland, unswimmable for both people and pets alike.