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Silver Line Is Coming, But Pedestrian Infrastructure In Tysons Still A Work In Progress

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.
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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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More Undocumented Children Coming From Central America Under Age 12

The number of Central American children under the age of 12 coming to the U.S. unaccompanied has doubled since just last year, according to data from Pew Research.

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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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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 23

You can see a horror flick or attend a film festival about the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

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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.