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Sunday, June 19, 2011

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.

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.

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.

Ocean City Retracts Free Gas Giveaway

In Maryland, the Ocean City Council is reversing an earlier decision to put $100,000 worth of free gas into the tanks of visiting tourists this summer.

Friday, June 17, 2011

U.S. Open: Funk Looks To Make Cut Today

College Park, Maryland native Fred Funk has his work cut out for him as he tries to make the cut at the U.S. Open today at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Lawmakers Look To Move Past Weiner Scandal

Several of the region's lawmakers say it's good that New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned. Maryland Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger says it's time to move on.

Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council are pushing back a major decision about the future of the city's waterfront.

Lincoln Letters Head to Auction

Letters written by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Abraham Lincoln are headed to auction, revealing each man's deeply felt views as the Civil War divided the nation.

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