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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) First Lady Michelle Obama has cut the ribbon today at the new Fisher Houses residences in Bethesda for the families of ailing soldiers and veterans. The new residences are part of a planned move to Bethesda next year of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) U.S. Customs and Border authorities say two alleged sex offenders have been arrested at Dulles International Airport. Authorities identified one of them as an Ivory Coast citizen living in Gaithersburg, Md., and the other as a New Castle, Del., man.

BALTIMORE (AP) It's time for that contentious rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, two AFC North teams that play a similar brand of football. Both teams taken identical 8-3 records into a Sunday night matchup to determine who leads the division.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police have charged a member of a neighborhood patrol group with assault. They say 23-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim attacked a 15-year-old and hit him with a communications device.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. It says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake Bay's crab industry, and offshore drilling poses unjustifiable risks to the bay, the region's tourism economy and jobs that depend on clean water.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) The Washington County Commissioners have approved a new dog licensing fee schedule that will give residents the option of getting a lifetime license. The fee schedule takes effect Jan. 1. A lifetime license is $25.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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