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Monday, November 14, 2011

Study Abroad Programs More Popular Than Ever

Study abroad programs are bigger than ever -- with record numbers of foreign students studying in the U.S., and American students choosing increasingly diverse places to study.

Maryland's District 6 May Get Another Challenger

A Montgomery County businessman is considering joining what promises to be a crowded race for Maryland's sixth District, which was recently subject to redistricting.

O'Malley: Democrats Will Rebound In 2012

Maryland Democratic governor Martin O'Malley voiced optimism that the defeat of an anti-union law in Ohio is a sign that Democrats may enjoy a swing in their favor in 2012.

CQ Roll Call: Supercommittee Deadline Looms, Stopgap Measure Funding Expires Friday

The deadline for the supercommitee is looming, while the stopgap measure funding the federal government expires on Friday.

Transgender Activists Plan MPD Protests

Transgender activitists will take to the streets Thursday to raise awareness of what they see as unfair treatment from the Metropolitan Police Department and other members of the law enforcement community.

Warrant Issued For White House Gunfire Suspect

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect believed to be involved in some gunfire near the White House late Friday evening. 

D.C. Restaurateur Facing Federal Drug Charges

The owner of a recently opened bar and restaurant in Southeast D.C. is facing federal drug charges, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency affidavit. 

MPD Youth Investigations Found 'Inadequate'

Police officers in MPD's Youth Investigations Division have been doing an "inadequate" job of investigating cases of young people that go missing from group homes, according to a report just released by the District's inspector general. 

Super Committee Courts Compromise

With just 10 days left until the deadline for the super committee to reach a deficit reduction deal, the region's lawmakers are eagerly awaiting recommendations from committee members. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Economic Growth Hindered In Virginia

A new study reveals employment issues in Virginia are hindering the state's economic growth.

Arlington Approaches Historic Property Owners

Eligible property owners will soon have to the option of applying to create new historic districts in Arlington.

Police Investigating Shots Fired Near White House

An incident of shots fired near the White House Friday night is still under investigation.

New Report Finds Metro Employees Overworked, Tired

A new study reveals Metro employees are overworked and tired, which can result in more accidents and errors.

National Cathedral Reopens For Business

The National Cathedral is now open to the public again after being closed for 10 weeks and suffering millions of dollars in damages from the August earthquake.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 14

Renaissance Bronzes, Lucia di Lammermoor and Being Elmo