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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gray Calls Upside-Down D.C. Flag On Voter Guide A 'Complete Fiasco'

Mayor Vincent is harshly criticizing the D.C. Board of Elections for mistakenly sending a voter guide to 300,000 households that had a upside-down D.C. flag on the cover.

Research On Anti-Smoking Vaccine Gets A Boost At Virginia Tech

A $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support the work on an anti-smoking vaccine by a Virginia Tech researcher.

Big Names, Extra Trains For Veterans Day Concert On The Mall

Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem and Carrie Underwood are among the headliners.

Listen To A Concert Cellist Play A Duet With Her Brain

Ever wonder what your brainwaves sound like? Concert cellist Katinka Kleijin did, and then worked the sound into a strange and beautiful musical duet.

MoveDC 'Action Plan' Outlines Future Of All Things Transportation

A new two-year "Action Plan" from moveDC offers insight into how the city plans to address all things transportation, from bridge construction and bike lanes to sidewalks and toll lanes.

MPD Chief Meets With Rabbi Freundel's Synagogue After His Arrest

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spoke with members of the Orthodox Kesher Israel synagogue in Georgetown yesterday about the charges against Rabbi Barry Freundel.

As Police Wait For ID On Remains, Jesse Matthew Indicted On New Charges

The man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being indicted on new charges stemming from the 2005 rape of a young woman.

Monday, October 20, 2014

If Gun Owners Don't Like New Law, Says D.C., They Should File A Lawsuit

A new law allowing D.C. residents to carry concealed handguns is set to take effect this week, and D.C. officials say that gun owners who don't like it can just sue the city.

Officials: Ebola Patient At NIH Poses No Public Safety Risk

Montgomery County officials say treating the nurse infected with the Ebola virus at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda poses no threat to public health and safety.

Arkansas Avenue NW Goes To One Lane Following Resident Outcry

After months of public outcry and more recent political pressure, District transportation officials are finally following through on recommendations to make a busy street in Northwest D.C. safer.

As Early Voting Starts, Polls Put Bowser Ahead Of Catania

Early voting in D.C. started on Monday, and polls find Democrat Muriel Bowser ahead of Independent David Catania by anywhere from four to 17 points.

Rabbinical Council Says It Investigated D.C. Rabbi Accused Of Voyeurism

The Rabbinical Council of America said in a statement today that it had investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel's behavior for several years, but did not know about the allegations of voyeurism he was charged with last week.

What Does Your D.C. ZIP Code Tell Marketers About You?

Where you live can tell people a lot about you — but you might be surprised just how many assumptions marketers make with just your ZIP Code in hand.

After Rough Stretch, Former Ocean City Councilman Attempts A Comeback

Former Ocean City Councilman Joe Hall has had a rough go of it after being ousted in 2012, but with an open field in this year's elections, he's trying for a comeback.

D.C. Police Chief Says Cabbies Shouldn't Qualify For Concealed Handguns

The application process begins later this week for concealed carry permits in the District, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says licenses should not be extended to cab drivers in the city.

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