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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Armed Guards To Patrol Worcester County Public Schools

Kids are heading back to school Monday in Worcester County, Md., and will be welcomed by an armed guard in each of the county's schools.

National Cathedral Hosts Forum Reflecting King's Message After The March

The voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. filled the National Cathedral on Sunday — not his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but a sermon he delivered in Washington five years later.

Eleanor Holmes Norton: More Reforms Needed

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize the March on Washington 50 years ago, and says more change is needed.

National Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Is Healthy

The National Zoo's panda cub received its first neonatal exam Sunday morning. Vets say the cub is healthy and active.

Little-Known Board In The Middle Of Bi-County Parkway Debate

The push to build the Bi-County Parkway in Loudoun and Prince William counties is raising questions about who is making the most important transportation decisions in Virginia.

Dying Dolphin Found In Virginia Waters

A dying dolphin was found Saturday morning in a creek near downtown Portsmouth, Va.

Newseum Launches Exhibits Related To March On Washington

New exhibits and programs in D.C. will allow people to explore the historic 1963 March on Washington.

Hundreds Of Thousands Reflect During March On Washington

Yesterday's rally on the National Mall drew hundreds of thousands of people. Events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington will continue throughout the week.

D.C. Leaders Rally For Statehood Ahead Of March On Washington

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, there was a lot of oratory from D.C. leaders, but the demand was simple: equal representation in Congress.

National Zoo's Giant Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth To Stillborn Cub

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday evening at 7:29 p.m. Her first cub, born on Friday, is doing well.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Redskins Host Buffalo Bills In Third Pre-Season Game

The Washington Redskins play their third pre-season game this evening against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field.

Portion Of Metro's Red Line Could Close For Up To Six Weeks

Structural and maintenance problems at the Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations may force Metro to close that stretch of the Red Line for up to six weeks.

Obama Awards Bayard Rustin The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Later this year, Obama will honor civil rights leader Bayard Rustin with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Various Events To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

On Saturday tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the National Mall, where they will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Friday, August 23, 2013

National Zoo's Giant Panda Gives Birth To Cub, Third Since 2005

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at 5:32 p.m. on Friday.