New Census figures released Tuesday show growth across the mid-Atlantic region over the past decade.
Virginia had the highest percentage growth in the area -- its population is up 13 percent or more than 900,000 people -- since 2000. Maryland saw a 9-percent increase in residents. Though neither state grew enough to gain representatives in Congress.
The District saw its first population growth in 60 years, surpassing 600,000 residents. Analysts say a real estate boom and the expansion of the federal government after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks contributed to the increase.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is blasting Republicans who claim that the department's workers can weather a temporary shutdown if Congress can't finish legislation to fund the department by the end of Friday.
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