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Monday, May 2, 2011

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.

CQ Roll Call: Osama bin Laden And National Security

Members of Congress return this week from their Easter and Passover break, and of course they're returning to the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. Special Forces operating on a raid in Pakistan. David Hawkins, editor of the CQ Daily Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks with WAMU'S Matt McCleskey and analyzes what this means for the U.S. and national security.

Consider This: The Royal Wedding And The Modern Monarchy

In a world beset by myriad problems –- wars, failing economies, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and rising oil price -– more than a billion people, one-third of the planet's population, watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.

Dominion Requests Rate Hike

Dominion Virginia Power is asking state regulators for permission to charge customers more for power.

D.C. Police On High Alert

Fears of a potential retaliatory strike after the killing of Osama bin Laden is prompting increased security measures around the D.C. region.

Latest D.C. News

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has been killed in an operation led by the United States. The president made the announcement late Sunday that the United States led the operation and took custody of bin Laden's remains.

Latest Virginia News

GLADE SPRING, Va. (AP) The number of confirmed tornadoes from Virginia's recent outbreak is growing. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the National Weather Service has confirmed 15 tornadoes in the recent outbreak. Washington and Halifax counties were hit hardest by the storms.

Latest Maryland News

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police say a man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself. Police say the 54-year-old woman pretended to be dead after she was shot in the arm at an apartment in Gaithersburg. Police then say the man fatally shot himself. She is expected to survive.

Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com BIN LADEN DEAD UPBEAT BUT CAUTIOUS: Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation praised the U.S. raid in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama bin Laden yesterday, reports the Sun’s John Fritze, but many also tempered their optimism by cautioning that the war on terror will continue.

Added Security Just A 'Precautionary' Measure, Says Metro

Metro is increasing security on its buses and trains to prepare for any potential reprisals from Sunday's killing of Osama bin Laden.

Alexandria May Impose Additional Taxes On Commercial Properties

Commercial property owners in Alexandria could pay higher taxes in the coming year, if the city government decides to implement a transportation fund tax for commercial land.

Osama Bin Laden's Death Brings Concerns Over Security

WMATA has beefed up security at Metro stations Monday in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. Passengers will likely notice more uniformed, armed officers throughout the system, according to Metro officials.

Fairfax School Board To Discuss Teacher Pay Raises Today

Today in Fairfax County, a school board work session could give teachers and staff an sense of whether a pay raise is truly on the way.

Fumes Force 911 Call Center Evacuation in Alexandria

In Virginia, Alexandria's 911 call center is expected to re-open today after fumes in the public safety building prompted an evacuation.

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