Kandy Hilliard, one of Virginia's delegates to the Democratic Convention this week in Philadelphia, says the commonwealth's delegation had a hint that Sen. Tim Kaine might be chosen as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

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Metro's #Hotcars Problem Is Leading To More Than Just Overheated Riders

Metro is once again struggling to keep the air conditioning working in its railcars, and the result is a shortage in the number needed to meet demand during rush-hour periods.
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Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

The state Supreme Court said Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority to grant voting rights to felons through a blanket order. McAuliffe's action this spring affected 206,000 ex-offenders.
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'I Wanted To Give Voice To Them' — Summer Program Spurs Theater About Race

Stark spotlights illuminate about a dozen teens. They shout out in groups: “I’m Latino, I’m black, I’m a woman, I’m mixed …” They're working on a play for the Paso Nuevo summer theater program, where D.C. youths find their voices on issues that matter to them.

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The Future Of Paratransit In D.C.: Finding The Right Price Tag For A Civil Right

Effective Friday, Transport DC — a District-subsidized taxicab service for people with disabilities — is being scaled back. One group of involved citizens is demanding that they not be left behind in the new age of urban mobility.

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Groups Turn Fire Hose Of Super PAC Cash On Local Elections

Super PACs are starting to have a big impact on local government, as donors use them to skirt donor limits and pump large amounts of cash into elections.

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Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.

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Permitting Problems: Who’s Working On Your House? In D.C., It’s Not Clear

Some D.C. homeowners say that licensed electricians and plumbers have long pulled permits for work that's done by someone else, leaving the consumer in the dark as to who's working on their house and potentially enabling shoddy house-flippers.
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Anacostia Residents Fed Up With Negligent Property-Owner: The D.C. Government

In D.C., property owners who allow homes to be vacant or blighted can be punished. But what if those vacant homes are actually owned by the D.C. government? That's the case in Anacostia's historic district.

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As DNC Begins, Many Sanders Supporters Not Ready To Get On Board For Clinton

Bernie Sanders speaks Monday night at the Democratic convention. What was a sign of party unity has been dampened by the DNC's recent email leak showing leaders tried to undercut his campaign.
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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.
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Why Would Vladimir Putin Want To Leak The DNC Emails?

Russian intelligence services are the main suspects behind the hacking of DNC emails, and many Democrats warn that the Russian president has stepped into American politics in an unprecedented way.
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Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay Off Anymore

The minimum wage is flat, college tuition is up and students are broke: Summer jobs just don't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.
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One Killed, 12 Injured In Explosion In The German City Of Ansbach

Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 12 people.
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Munich Police: Suspect Was A High School Student Fixated On Shooting Rampages

The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.
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International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team

Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete, amid state-sponsored doping allegations.
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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.