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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Charges Dropped Against Maryland Running Back Wes Brown

A charge of assaulting a police officer will not stick on Terrapins running back Wes Brown, though police say he remains a person of interest in a non-fatal shooting.

Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Aiding The Enemy Charge

A military judge has acquitted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge he faced for leaking documents to Wikileaks, but he was found guilty for several other criminal counts.

Lanier: Acts Of Vandalism At Washington Symbols Thought To Be Connected

Speaking on Tuesday, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that she believed that a woman arrested for vandalizing the National Cathedral was connected to three other similar incidents.

D.C. Students Show Improvements In Math, Reading

On Tuesday D.C. officials cheered gains in math and reading proficiency among students who attend public and public charter schools.

Fifteen Years After Approval, Medical Marijuana Finally Goes On Sale In D.C.

It may have taken 15 years to happen, but medical marijuana is now available for qualifying patients in D.C.

New Documents In Chandra Levy Case To Be Made Public

New documents in the case of murdered intern Chandra Levy will come to light later this week, potentially setting up a retrial for the man convicted of killing her more than a decade ago.

D.C. Moves Forward On New $900 Million Frederick Douglass Bridge Project

On Tuesday the D.C. Department of Transportation will present plans for a new $900 million Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge across the Anacostia River.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Getting Montgomery County Ready For Capital Bikeshare

A new bike path to the Shady Grove Metro station was opened Monday, as momentum builds toward toward the opening of Capital Bikeshare in Montgomery County.

Leggett Remains 'Optimistic' About Silver Spring Transit Center

Conflicts between the Metro and the Montgomery County over the Silver Spring Transit Center have not dampened Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett's optimism about the project.

Woman Arrested For Green Paint Vandalism At National Cathedral

The MPD has made an arrest in connection to the green paint found splattered in the National Cathedral and the Joseph Henry Statue, three days after similar vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial.

Judge: Verdict In Bradley Manning Trial Due Tuesday

Judge Denise Lind has reached a decision in the trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, and the verdict is set to be announced Tuesday.

Groups Want More Traffic Cameras In D.C.

In a letter to the D.C. Council, bicycle and pedestrian advocates say that the city's traffic cameras have helped promote safer streets.

Chandra Levy Case Gets Post-Trial Hearing

A key prosecution witness in the case of Chandra Levy could be credited, which has attorneys returning to the court.

Kokesh Denied Bond On D.C. Gun Charge

The gun-toting libertarian activist was ordered held as he faces charges of violating D.C.'s gun laws.

Analysis: Congress Continues Debate Over Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

David Hawkings talks about the latest behind the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center, and how Obama plans to handle the issue.