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Sunday, September 23, 2012

National Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Has Died

The giant panda cub born last weekend at the National Zoo died Sunday morning; members of the zoo staff are awaiting the results of medical tests to determine its cause of death.

Intern Program For Disabled Begins In Montgomery County

A new program in Montgomery County is helping high school seniors and recent graduates with disabilities step into the working world.

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Grows Green Algae

The National Park Service's efforts to be greener has inadvertently led to a green buildup in the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool.

Montgomery County Teen Stable After Struck By Police Cruiser

A Gaithersburg teenager is in stable condition after she was struck by a police cruiser after a football game Friday night.

District Court Strikes Down Campaign Disclosure Rules

Rep. Chris Van Hollen is seeking other options around a court ruling that struck down his effort challenging campaign disclosure rules.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ocean City Lifts 30-Year-Old Skateboarding Ban

The Ocean City Council has voted to lift a 30-year ban on skateboarding on the resort's streets and boardwalk.

Virginia Tech Honors Fallen Officer

Virginia Tech will honor a campus police officer that died while on duty last December.

Lawmakers Leave Town To Campaign For Election

Lawmakers have now left Washington until Election Day and both sides are pointing fingers.

Hundreds Of D.C. Teachers Fired For Poor Evaluations

A rigorous evaluation system has put nearly 400 teachers in D.C. out of work.

Virginia Approves Candidate Virgil Goode's Standing On Ballot

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode can stay on the state's presidential ballot.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Goode's Position On Virginia Presidential Ballot Confirmed

Former Congressman Virgil Goode will appear on Virginia's presidential ballot this November for the Constitution Party, after the State Board of Election dismissed a challenge from the state GOP.

African American Faith Leaders Push For Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

Prominent African American faith leaders are stepping up their efforts to get voters to approve same-sex marriage in the November ballot.

NASA Launches Suborbital Sounding Rockets

NASA has launched the first of two suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Flight Facility earlier this morning.

The Many Legacies Of The Battle Of Antietam

Antietam Shadow box

The Battle of Antietam ended 150 years ago this week, and while much of the focus is on how it led to the Emancipation Proclamation, its impacts on the development of battlefield medicine are still felt today.

Weekend Track Work On Red, Orange Lines

metro map

Metro track work is comparatively light this weekend, affecting riders on the Orange and Red lines, with shuttles replacing trains on a long stretch of the latter.

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