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Friday, September 9, 2011

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Va. Lawsuit Challenging Healthcare Law Tossed Out


The 4th U.S. Circuit District Court tossed out a lawsuit filed in Virginia that contested the constitutionality of federal healthcare legislation Thursday.

D.C. Launches Terrorism Reporting Site

The Metropolitan Police Department is launching a new program that encourages average citizens to do their part in helping to prevent terrorism by  keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior. 

9/11 Events At National Cathedral Moved

After yesterday's crane accident, the National Cathedral will have to move events scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 this weekend to the Kennedy Center.

Virginia Targets Human Trafficking

Virginia is targeting popular websites like Craigslist and Backpage.com in a crackdown on human trafficking in the state.

Dental Health Survey Paints Bleak Picture For Low-Income Northern Va. Residents

A new survey reveals 16 percent of low-income Northern Virginia residents have not gone to a dentist in more than five years, compared with 3 percent of those with higher incomes.

Flooding Cripples Region For A Second Day


Flooding throughout D.C. region causes stranded motorists, high standing water, and some government and school closures.