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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Army Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Decommissioning Of Former Nuclear Reactor Site

The Army is seeking public comment on the proposed decommissioning of a former nuclear reactor site in Silver Spring.

D.C. Area Sober Ride Program Adapts to Survive

District residents who plan to celebrate the Fourth of July with a few alcoholic beverages can get a free taxi ride home after 10 p.m. through the SoberRide program.

D.C. Officials Expect Large Crowds On Fourth Of July

The D.C. region will be a little more crowded than usual this weekend, with tourists and area residents celebrating the Forth of July.

French, Russian, British Naval Ships Off Virginia Coast

An international naval exercise that started as a way to reduce tensions between the Soviet Union and U.S. allies has wrapped up off the coast of Virginia.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Police Have 'Robust' Invisible Security Plan For Independence Day

Law enforcement officials are ramping up security in the area ahead of the region's celebration of the Fourth of July on Monday.

New Drunk Driving Law Extends Suspension, Raises Offense For Teens

A law stiffening the penalty for teens who drive drunk takes effect in Virginia Friday.

Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches' Waters Get Superstar Ratings

Just in time for the height of summer, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches in Delaware received superstar ratings. The two are among the top four beaches in the country, according to a national report released on the water quality of America's beaches.

CQ Roll Call: Debt Ceiling Negotiations, July 4 Recess Cancelled, GOP To Block Libya Bill

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including debt ceiling negotiations, the cancellation of the Senate's July 4 recess, and the possible fallout of President Obama's stern warning to Congress earlier this week.

WaPo's McCartney: Leslie Johnson Determined To Keep Council Seat, Poll Shows High Marks For McDonnell, Poll Show Americans Think U.S. Should Stay Out of Libya

Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney offers an analysis on some of this week's top stories including whether or not Prince George's Council member Leslie Johnson will be forced to resign early after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges regarding a federal corruption probe, the details behind a new poll revealing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's increased popularity ratings, and another poll that shows over 50 percent of Americans think the U.S. has no business in Libya.

ACLU Sues D.C. Government Over Photographer's Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that the Metropolitan Police Department violated a photography student's civil rights in D.C. last summer when they detained him for photographing a traffic stop. The group filed a lawsuit against the D.C. government in U.S. District Court Thursday.

Delaware Hopes To Ease Holiday Bottleneck With New EZPass Lanes

If you're heading north from the D.C. area for July 4, the state of Delaware may have some good news for you, as far as traffic goes.

Leslie Johnson May Keep Serving On County Council, For Now

Prince George's County Council member Leslie Johnson pleaded guilty yesterday to destruction of evidence charges in an FBI corruption case targeting her husband former county executive Jack Johnson. But Johnson isn't leaving the spotlight just yet.

Lalaram Guyadin: Seeing The Down Side Of American Diet

Commentator Lalaram Guyadin moved to Washington from Guyana four years ago to attend school. It wasn't language or making friends that provided the biggest challenge, but getting used to American eating habits, and he says those cultural differences can teach us a lot about the way we consume foods.

New Va. Concussion Law Brings Stricter Rules For Student Athletes

In Virginia, high school student athletes showing any signs of concussion will now have to be taken off the court or field immediately under a new law that goes into effect today.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

All sorts of fireworks for the 4th.

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