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Friday, June 27, 2014

Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia

Members of D.C.'s tiny Bosnian community came together last weekend to root for their home team in the World Cup.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Feds Subpoena Virginia Tobacco Commission In Puckett Investigation

Federal prosecutors want records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission related to former Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett's recent resignation, which the FBI has been investigating.

Plea Deal Falls Apart In Chris Brown Assault Case

Singer Chris Brown was close to a plea deal in his assault case that would have kept him out of jail, but the talks have fallen apart because prosecutors and defense attorneys can't agree on what the singer would acknowledge happened last year.

Cadet Charged With Stealing Drugs From Baltimore Police Evidence Room

The cadet has been charged with 10 offenses, including theft and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

Virginia's Battle Over Medicaid May Head To Court

Virginia Republicans are preparing themselves for a potential court fight to stop Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe from expanding health insurance to 400,000 Virginians.

Maryland Reports First Two Heat-Related Deaths

Dr. Clifford Mitchell with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the two victims had underlying medical conditions and were over 65, putting them at a higher risk of heat-related death.

Judge Dismisses Documents Filed Against Controversial Loudoun County Supervisor

Eugene Delgaudio, a four-term supervisor known as an outspoken social conservative, had been accused of using his county staff to raise funds for his political campaigns.

Interview: Carol Schwartz Talks Education, Running For Mayor And Her Party Affiliation

Even though we're months away from D.C.'s mayoral election, the race has gotten more interesting over the past couple of weeks, with former council member and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announcing she's making another run this year.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. In Protest Against Ridesharing Services

A caravan of D.C. taxicab drivers led by members of the local Teamsters union shut down several blocks downtown on Wednesday as they delivered a petition to the D.C. Council calling for ridesharing services to cease and desist.

Maryland Republican Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

A House committee approved an amendment on Wednesday that would undo the marijuana decriminalization bill passed in the District in March.

Storify: D.C. Cabbies Clog The Roads En Route To Uber Protest

D.C. cabbies say ridesharing companies skirt the same regulations to which they are subject every day — they took to the roads Wednesday to demand a change.

D.C. Council Votes To Keep Yoga Tax

An amendment that would have stripped the sales tax expansion from the budget failed on a vote of 9 to 4.

In Wake Of Loss, Gansler Keeps His Tone Diplomatic

It was a disappointing night for Maryland's current Attorney General, Doug Gansler, who was defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by rival Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. But at his election party, he remained diplomatic.

Walgreens To Offer Free HIV Tests In D.C. Area

Walgreens pharmacists will administer the tests in private consultation rooms and consumers can obtain test results in as little as one minute.

Incumbent Ike Leggett Nets Nomination For Montgomery County Executive

In the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive, two-term incumbent Ike Leggett is the winner.

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