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Monday, June 20, 2011

Offshore Wind Power Conference Kicks Off In Virginia

Offshore wind power will be the focus of a conference this week in Virginia.

CQ Roll Call: Talks During Obama-Boehner Golf Summit, Congress Appalled At Obama’s Actions On Libya

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including the talks and possible negotiations that went on during President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner's golf game last Saturday, and Congress' reactions about Obama's decision regarding Libya.

New Study Urges Parents To Supervise Kids In Portable Pools

In warmer summer weather, more people use portable backyard pools for relief from the heat and as a fun play space for their children. But new figures on drownings in these pools have some experts saying there's cause for concern.

Rep. Van Hollen Continues To Haggle Over Debt Ceiling

Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen is a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers meeting again this week to try to mend a disagreement on raising the nation's debt ceiling.

Maryland Launches Study On Internet Sales Tax

Maryland officials have commissioned a study to find out just how much tax revenue the state is losing to Internet sales and how to recapture the money.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cheetah Cubs At The Smithsonian Are Healthy And Active

Animal care workers finally got a peek this weekend at the five cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

D.C. Residents Gather To Rethink Community Building And Cohousing

A couple hundred people who are rethinking community building are spending the weekend learning from each other in D.C., and will spend Monday discussing housing with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Triathlon Closes Several D.C. Streets

D.C. transportation officials say drivers should expect multiple downtown road closures and car traffic due to the D.C. Triathlon, scheduled Sunday.

Washington City Paper Files Motion To Dismiss Dan Snyder Defamation Suit

The Washington City Paper has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

McIlroy Holds Commanding Lead At U.S. Open

History continues to be made at the U.S Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., thanks to one golfer.

FBI Investigating 'Suspicious Activity' At Ronald Reagan National Airport

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m.: A man has been taken into custody for making a bomb threat that caused authorities to divert a U.S. Airways flight to Reagan National Airport Sunday afternoon.

Poll Shows D.C. Mayor's Popularity Plummeting

New figures suggest D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's popularity is starting to slip away.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weather Delays Third Round Of The U.S. Open

Round three of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. got underway a little late this today. ??Several players still had to finish their second round this morning, after lightning prematurely ended play late Friday.

National 9/11 Flag Tour Comes To Frederick

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.

Virginia Redistricting Plan Approved by Department of Justice

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli says the U.S. Justice Department has approved the state's legislative redistricting plan.

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