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Monday, July 15, 2013

Democrats Call On Virginia Attorney General To Come Clean

A Freedom of Information Act request has been submitted looking into the connection between Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

Crackdown On Child Sex Predators Finds Six Victims In Maryland

A federal crackdown has resulted in the arrests of 250 identified as online child sex predators, including a handful in the D.C. region.

Ocean City Plane Crash Still Under Investigation

Investigators are still examining the plane crash that killed two police officers off the coast of Ocean City last month.

Is D.C. More Southern or Northern? Dialect May Offer A Clue

Is the D.C. part of the North or the South? It probably depends on which factors you prefer to focus on, but whether you drink "soda" or "coke" may say a lot.

D.C. Council Lobbying Report Reveals Big Battles At City Hall

Lobbyists representing various issues on both sides have been busy in the District.

Analysis: Justice Department To Review Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin Case

David Hawkings discusses how George Zimmerman's acquittal is reverberating on Capitol Hill.

Libertarian Activist Granted $5,000 Bond, Can't Possess Guns

Adam Kokesh was granted a $5,000 bond on Monday after being arrested last week for allegedly breaking D.C. gun laws during a July 4 protest.

New Regulations Force Fairfax Abortion Clinic To Close

The clinic, which performed more abortions than any other place in Virginia, closed due to new state regulations.

D.C. Area Outdoor Pools, Aquatic Centers

Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s all this week. See our list of outdoor pools and aquatic centers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Another Virginia Delegate Calls On McDonnell To Resign

So far three Virginia Democratic officials have said that Gov. Bob McDonnell should step down due to revelations of undisclosed gifts from a Virginia businessman.

Lawmakers Want Dept. Of Justice To File Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the Justice Department to pursue a civil rights case against George Zimmerman now that he's been found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin.

Fairfax County Police Officer Charged With Filing False Report After Crashing Cruiser

Officer Carl Biggs reported his cruiser was struck by a hit-and-run driver in May, but that incident never occured.

Arne Duncan: Common Core May Lead To Lower Test Scores

Education Sec. Arne Duncan says the Common Core standards a huge step in the right direction, but he's warning people not to be alarmed if test scores drop as a result.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Obama Seeking Reorganization Authority

Obama's call to reorganize parts of the federal government is receiving a cool response on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Council Member Seeking To Revamp City's Campaign Finance System

Council member David Grosso is introducing a plan that would give the District's troubled campaign finance system a radical makeover.