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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Once Segregated Va. School To Become Civil Rights Center

A new center for the study of civil rights in education will open this summer in Prince Edward County, Va. What was once an all-black high school will soon house The Robert Russa Moton Museum.

Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Honored At Blue Mass

The area's law enforcement community is remembering those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Tuesday, officers from more than two dozen law enforcement agencies gathered at a church in downtown D.C. for the annual Blue Mass.

Preakness: There's an App for That

Maryland horse racing fans can now turn to a special smart phone app for the latest Preakness updates and other racing news.

SEALs Get Donations Following Bin Laden Death

A foundation that provides financial assistance for the families of Navy SEALs is getting a boost from online donors following Osama bin Laden's death.

Maryland Casinos Bring In $13.6 Million

The Maryland Lottery says the state's two casinos had about $13.6 million in gross revenue for April.

Howard County Approves Speed Cameras

Slow down -- speed cameras are coming to Maryland's Howard County.

Montgomery Co. Schools To Cut Employee Benefits In 2012

Budget cuts are finally coming to schools in Montgomery County, and school employees aren't likely to be thrilled about the changes.

D.C. Area Bicyclists Battle Not Just Cars, But The Road Itself

As warmer temperatures draw more bicyclists to the region's roadways, safety officials and biking advocates are bracing for a rise in cycling accidents.

Northern Va. Muslim Immigrants Differ On Impact Of Bin Laden Death

Muslims in Northern Virginia are expressing a wide range of reactions to news of Osama bin Laden's death in a raid by U.S. forces Sunday.

New Beginnings Escapee Caught By MPD

A teenager who escaped from a District juvenile detention center is back in custody after being caught by police. The teen had been missing since April 18th.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

High-wattage theater from the Fringe, and Brooklyn's finest.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Escaped Teenager Back In MPD Custody

A teenager who escaped from a District juvenile detention center is back in police custody, after being apprehended by police Monday afternoon.

Commentary By Joe Horning: A Plea For Comprehensive Homeless Services

As Congress returns from its recess this week, potential budget cuts -- including those affecting programs that help prevent foreclosures -- will be on the agenda. Commentator Joe Horning -- chairman of the D.C.-based Horning Brothers development company -- is urging federal and local lawmakers to consider the consequences.

Local Muslims Offer Nuanced Reactions To Bin Laden's Death

While local Muslim leaders are using words like "hope" and "relief" in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, some Muslim residents are offering more complicated reactions.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Bohemian's big band, Hawaii's Kaho'olawe, and Corcoran's class.