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More Homeless Families Expected In D.C. This Winter, Straining Shelters

The number of homeless families in D.C. is expected to jump 16 percent this winter, further straining the city's capacity to house them during the coldest days of the season.
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Washington Post Gets New Publisher, Severing Final Tie With Graham Family

The Washington Post announced this morning that long-time publisher Katharine Weymouth will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, a former aide to Ronald Reagan.
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D.C. Police To Crack Down On Littering

Littering has long been against the law in D.C., but new rules make it easier for police to cite pedestrians seen dropping trash.

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UVA Researchers Pioneer Less Invasive Treatment For Benign Breast Tumors

Removing benign breast tumors can leave a scar, but a new technique being pioneered at the University of Virginia might do away with that.
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Jury Gets Its Chance In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
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Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign

At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2

You can see a selection of Chinese films or meditate on the meaning of the word “axis” at an art exhibition.

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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

A Yale University project has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946. Now there's an online tool to explore them.
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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
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Group Sues To Stop Purple Line On Behalf Of Shrimp-Like Species

The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail are moving forward with a lawsuit to halt the Purple Line in order to protect several endangered species of amphipod — a tiny freshwater invertebrate native to the area.