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Friday, September 5, 2014

Husband-Wife Medical Team Seeks to Understand the Fetal Brain

Catherine Limperopoulos and and Adre DuPlessis are partners in life — and partners in scientific research as well.

Entrepreneur Brings American Treats To The Middle East And Back Again

Opening a classic American-style bakery in the heart of the Middle East might not seem like the easiest idea, but that didn't stop entrepreneur Fadi Jaber.

D.C. Co-Working Spaces Seek To Redefine The Way We Work

A growing number of workers in Washington, D.C., are saying good riddance to the three-walled office staple of the cubicle and turning to co-working spaces.

D.C. Cops Say They Were Ousted Because Of Their Age

Seventeen D.C. police officers say they're being forced to retire with no notice because of their age, even as the department faces challenges from ongoing attrition.

This Week On Metro Connection: Nine To Five

With Labor Day behind us, we're celebrating Washington's workaday world and the people who keep our city going.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Q&A: St. Elizabeths Hospital In D.C. Moves Out From Shadow Of Federal Oversight

Until recently, St. Elizabeths — a psychiatric hospital in southeast D.C. — had been under federal oversight for seven years. CEO Dr. Patrick Canavan explains the progress the facility has been made in a Q&A.

Cycling Advocates Say Streetcars Putting The Squeeze On H Street Cyclists

The District Department of Transportation is clarifying rules that cycling advocates say will effectively bar the use of pedal power on H Street in favor of the streetcar.

The Waiting Game Continues As Jury Deliberates In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Jurors in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are still deliberating over the fate of the former governor and his wife.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Native American Groups Urge Broadcasters To Ban Use Of 'Redskins'

A coalition of more than 100 Native American and social-justice groups is asking television and radio stations across the country not to use the team name of the Washington Redskins.

McAuliffe Draws Criticism For Backing Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe  has thrown his support behind a $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline on the Atlantic Coast, which has drawn the ire of environmentalists.

ShotSpotter Sensors Record 249 Gunfire Incidents Near D.C. Schools

A new report from the Urban Institute finds that During that gunshot-detection technology used by D.C. police identified 249 sounds of gunfire within 1,000 feet of a public school during the 2011-12 school year.

Campaign Ads Are Coming: Maryland Gubernatorial Race To Ramp Up Shortly

Elections in Maryland are only two months away, which means residents can expect to start seeing more campaign ads as the gubernatorial race heats up.

Boil Water Advisory Affects 100,000 In Prince George's County

A break in a 24-inch pipe late Tuesday has compromised water to more than 100,000 WSSC customers in Prince George's County, who should boil their water for the next day or two.

Senate Lawmakers At Impasse On Redskins Name Change

The Washington Post's editorial board has joined a growing chorus of media organizations that have opted to stop using the "Redskins" name for Washington's football team, but on Capitol Hill, it looks like there's little else that can be done.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jury Deliberation Continues In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Jury deliberation continues Wednesday morning in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, who face 14 charges and up to 30 years in prison.