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Friday, July 19, 2013

Maryland GOP To Debate Letting Independent Voters Participate In Primaries

Maryland Republicans are divided on whether to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in GOP primaries, but they have agreed to debate the issue.

New Report Says Star Scientific Pressed Va. Government Officials

A campaign contributor to Gov. Bob McDonnell met with state officials to pitch his company's product, but did not benefit from the sit-downs.

McDonnell Faces Questions Over Decision To Rent House To Health Commissioner

The Virginia governor rented one of his homes to his new state health commissioner, a moved some are calling a conflict of interest.

With Heat Peaking, Doctors Warn Residents To Watch For Water Loss

It's going to be very, very hot on Friday, and health officials are telling residents to keep drinking water.

Aide To Former D.C. Council Member Faces Tax Charge

The chief of staff to imprisoned former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas, Jr. is facing legal troubles over false tax documents.

WSSC Standing By Its Handling Of Averted Water Shortage

The discovery of a valve fix averted the expected water shortage in parts of Prince George's County, and the leader of the WSSC defends his agency's delay in announcing the fix.

D.C. Simmers Over Washington Post Op-Ed About City's Food Scene

Chef Mark Furstenberg set off a social media firestorm last week, after he argued in the Washington Post that D.C.'s food scene isn't all it's cracked up to be.

On The Coast: Seeking Vegans At The Beach

A member of a family famous for seafood is launching Ocean City's first vegan restaurant and store.

Is D.C. About To See A Bakery Boom?

New bakeries seem to be popping up around the city. What's driving the trend?

Capital Kombucha Brews Up D.C.'s First Probiotic Tea

Three recent MBA grads are using their business school savvy to launch D.C.'s very first kombucha brewery.

Door To Door: Capital Heights, Md., And Benning Ridge, D.C.

This time around, we visit Capital Heights, Md. and the Benning Ridge neighborhood of Southeast D.C.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Judge In Wikileaks Case Rejects Motion To Dismiss Aiding The Enemy Charge

The most serious charge presented against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy will not be dismissed, opening the possibility that he may get life in prison if found guilty.

Small Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home In Maryland City

A 70-year-old man was the only one hurt when his single-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in Maryland City.

WSSC Continues To Defend Handling Of Prince George's Co. Water Crisis

The discovery of a valve fix averted the expected water shortage in parts of Prince George's County, and the leader of the WSSC defends his agency's delay in announcing the fix.

Holmes Norton Protests Blocking Of Black Judicial Nominees

A disproportionate number of African American judicial nominees have been held up by Congressional Republicans, which has drawn the ire of Eleanor Holmes Norton and the Congressional Black Caucus.

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