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Virginia Bases May House Marine Corps Anti-terrorism Units

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Two military bases in Virginia are being considered as the possible home of several Marine Corps anti-terrorism units that are being consolidated into one unit.

Marine Corps officials say the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station and the Naval Security Group in Chesapeake are two of the three finalists selected from a pool of 35 bases to become the home of the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team. The third is the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, in Havelock, North Carolina.

According to the Daily Press newspaper the sites will undergo environmental-impact assessments, as well as studies of potential economic and social effects, including the likely impacts on traffic and area schools.

Bill Redlin reports...

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Customers Bid Farewell To One Of The D.C. Region's Last Video Stores

Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Analysis: U.S. Capitol Renovations And The D.C. Council's Lawsuit Against Mayor Gray

Roll Call's David Hawkings joins Matt Bush to discuss the D.C. council's suit against Mayor Gray and the expensive process of rehabilitating the U.S. Capitol Dome.
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Free Public Wi-Fi Comes To NoMa

The NoMa Business Improvement District has started to provide free Wi-Fi in some parts of the neighborhood, but some users say the service is still too sluggish.

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