Rescue workers from Virginia's Fairfax County are continuing their efforts in Japan; sifting through the ruins of a town demolished by last week's earthquake and tsunami. They're trying to help find any survivors while they monitor radiation levels nearby.
A Geiger Counter is a device that measures exposure to radiation. Imagine if such a device were able to measure the presence and concentration of nuclear industry lobbyists within, say, a Congressional office building. If there were such a thing - it'd be reading off the charts right now.
A hastily-called press conference Wednesday afternoon confirmed what had been swirling throughout the Wilson Building: Gerri Mason Hall, Mayor Vincent Gray's chief of staff, is out. Gray says he requested her resignation.
Vehicles registered to the city's Department of Public Works, the agency in charge of writing parking tickets, have racked up nearly $30,000 in outstanding parking fines and fees –- that's according to online records with the DMV.
More details are being released about the process by which Kaya Henderson was selected to be D.C.'s schools chancellor. A summary of the selection panel's discussions -- released by the mayor -- details objections from the Washington Teachers' Union.
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