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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reprisals Feared After North Capitol Drive-By Shooting

A drive-by shooting injured 13 on North Capitol Street in the early morning hours Monday, and now some in the neighborhood fear an escalation of violence.

Another Bald Eagle Success Story For Wildlife Center Of Virginia

A rehabilitated bald eagle was released this past weekend at the Rappahannock River Wildlife Refuge, another notch in the belt for conservationists in Waynesboro, Va.

D.C. Area Catholics Pray For Election Of New Pope

The 115 Roman Catholic cardinals are in place in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect a new pope, and the area faithful are sending blessings their way.

Bolling Opts Out Of Independent Run For Virginia Governor

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Tuesday that he will not be running for governor as an independent, saying he prefers not to sever ties with the Republican Party.

Maryland Officials Address Election Day Irregularities

Lawmakers in Montgomery County appear satisfied after grilling the state board of elections about issues that plagued voters in November, including incomplete absentee ballots and incorrect Spanish translations.

Services Like Car2Go Render D.C. Parking Minimums Moot, Advocates Say

As the District contemplates eliminating parking requirements for some developments, experts say car sharing services can more than meet the excess demand for transit within the city.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 12

Earth Day isn't until April 22, but you can celebrate early with a film festival and two art exhibitions showcasing environmental awareness and the impact that mankind has on Mother Earth.

Monday, March 11, 2013

NRC Denies Foreign Application To Build Maryland Nuclear Reactor

A French-based company will not be allowed to build a third nuclear reactor at Maryland's Calvert Cliffs.

Four Area Schools Still Hold March Madness Hopes

Georgetown is the only lock for the NCAA men's basketball tournament this month, with three more schools holding out hope that they can play their in.

Analysis: Mikulski Regarded As Power Player, More Women On Capitol Hill

Political analyst David Hawkings talks about the rise of women in Congress, and the latest on the spending bill.

Replacement Process For Maryland Delegates Under Review

Finding a replacement for Del. Tiffany Alston in Prince George's County has brough to light some ambiguities in Maryland's replacement process, which lawmakers will examine today.

Virginia Zoo Discontinues Keeper Aide Program

Volunteers at the Virginia Zoo can no longer work with exotic animals.

Could Metro Be Extended To Centreville And Woodbridge?

Two Virginia lawmakers are revisiting the original Metro route plans, which called for extensions of the transit system as far south as Woodbridge in Prince William County.

Jamestown Likely Underwater By End Of Century

The first permanent English settlement on the American continent may be among the early victims in the coming years of rising sea levels stemming from global warming.

Women Walk On National Mall In Honor Of Harriet Tubman

A century after the passing of abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman, a group of women took to the National Mall to walk in support of what they believe is the issue of our time — the health crisis in the African American community.