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In Wake Of Easter Monday Shooting, National Zoo Rethinking Security

The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination.
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Virginia Weighs Which Roads To Build

Four proposals are on the table for building a new highway to the west of Dulles International Airport, but some are hoping the McAuliffe administration will reevaluate the need for a highway altogether.

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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Nonprofit

The Maryland faces a year to 18 months' jail time for siphoning off more than $144,000 from the education organization.
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Slain Hagerstown Sailor To Be Honored For Heroism

The 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed in March aboard a Navy destroyer will be posthumously awarded a medal on Thursday.

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
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Propronents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.
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Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.
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Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 24

You can see a creative dance group perform a physical ode to the natural world or check out an indie-soul singer who uses music to pay tribute to her roots.
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D.C. Goes From Butt Of The Joke To Comedy Powerhouse

Humor isn't often the subject of scientific inquiry, but the results of a new "humor algorithm" devised by the University of Colorado ranks D.C. among the funniest cities in the country.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Contaminants

At issue is whether it's constitutional for a state to give people a 10-year window to file lawsuits after a company has stopped polluting.
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Montgomery County Council Passes Nine Environmental Bills

The measures range from increasing the amount of parking spaces that have chargers for electric cars to zoning changes that allow residents and businesses to install larger solar panels.