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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

On Day After Shooting, Navy Yard Remains Closed

Navy officials have said that the Navy Yard will remain closed today, with the exception of emergency responders and essential personnel.

D.C. Council Returns From Summer Recess To Face Veto Override, Censure Vote

It's straight back to work for the D.C. Council today, as legislators gather to try and override a mayoral veto on a living wage bill and to possibly censure one of their own.

In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting, Some Look To Legislators For Answers, Others To Faith

Witnesses to the Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 people struggled to come to terms with what happened, and for as many that looked to Capitol Hill for answers, others looked higher up.

Witnesses Of Navy Yard Shooting Recall Scene Of Disbelief, Chaos

Witnesses to Monday's Navy Yard shooting that left 12 victims and the shooter dead describe a scene of disbelief, and then chaos, when the gunman opened fire in Building 197.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Who Is Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis?

While the FBI is still pursuing a motive and a possible second suspect in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, details have emerged about deceased shooter Aaron Alexis.

Analysis: Vice Admiral Peter Daly Addresses Security Issues At U.S. Naval Bases

Today's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has prompted Navy leaders to examine security issues at U.S. Naval Bases around the country. Vice Admiral Peter Daly discusses how officials will address the issues.

Witness To Navy Yard Shooting Describes 'Surreal' Experience

Long-time Navy Yard engineer Doug Hughes describes the harrowing experience of hiding in place during the shooting that claimed 13 lives on Monday.

Street Closures Related To Navy Yard Shooting

Several streets are temporarily closed due to today's Navy Yard shooting that left at least 12 people dead.

Nationals Game Postponed In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting

In the wake of the shooting at Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, the Nationals have postponed their game until Tuesday.

Thirteen Killed In Shooting At Washington Navy Yard

A shooting rampage at the Navy Yard Monday morning left 13 dead and 14 wounded; one shooter was killed after engaging with police and another suspect is still being sought by police.

Former D.C. Council Member's Sentencing Delayed

A former D.C. Council member who pleaded guilty to a bribery charge will have to wait a little longer to know his fate.

D.C. Council Readies To Punish Marion Barry For Taking Money From Contractors

Five D.C. Council members are about to finalize their recommendations about how to discipline their colleague, Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), for accepting cash gifts from two city contractors.

D.C. Completes Fixes On Two Of Five Structurally Deficient Bridges

D.C. officials say they've fixed two of five bridges in the city categorized by federal officials as both "fracture critical" and "structurally deficient."

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pay Scale For Virginia Teachers Varies Across State

Teachers in Virginia are paid more than their counterparts around the country, but the pay scale is uneven around the state.