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Friday, June 14, 2013

Machen Hints That D.C. Should Review Laws To Prevent Corruption

The U.S. Attorney for D.C. said on Friday that D.C.'s laws may need to be updated to better fight the type of corruption his office has prosecuted.

Storm Cleanup Brings Out Scammers

Montgomery County's consumer protection officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for unlicensed contractors.

Analysis: Developments Unravel In D.C.'s Corruption Investigation, Leggett Seeks Third Term In Montgomery County

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest developments in the corruption investigation in D.C., as well as the reasons why Ike Legget is running again.

Analysis: Military Pay Raise Bill Up In The Air, Democrats Beat Republicans In Baseball Game

David Hawkings talks about the latest behind the bill to provide a pay raise for military personnel, and the influence Sen. Mark Warner will have in his new role.

Once In Shadows, Local Immigrant Hopes For Congress To Move On Reform

A year after President Obama signed an act allowing certain young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country, local immigrants hope for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Supreme Court Limits Protests On Plaza Outside Courthouse

The Supreme Court has clarified that most demonstrations are not allowed on the marble plaza in front of the courthouse.

Arlington To Consider Transforming Dairy Farm Into Learning Center

What was once a dairy farm in Arlington has sat unused for years, but county officials may soon move on turning it into a learning center.

Virginia Officials Explore Expansion Of Route 50

State officials are debating a number of proposals to increase road capacity west of Dulles Airport.

Crime Down At Montgomery County Metro Stations, Though Pickpocketing A Problem

While crime is down at Metro stations in Montgomery County stations, police say that pickpocketing has jumped in recent years.

In Wake Of Strong Storm, Over 6,000 Remain Without Power

The majority of the outages are split between Pepco and BG&E customers, but restorations are expected throughout Friday.

Sterling Home Destroyed By Oak Tree Uprooted During Storm

A 65-foot-tall oak tree came crashing down on a home on White Oak Drive in Sterling, Va. during Thursday afternoon's storm.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jeffrey Thompson Associate Charged In D.C. Corruption Case

A former employee of a D.C. businessman at the center of a federal corruption investigation has been charged with making straw political donations.

Kaine Confident In Congressional Effort To End Military Sexual Assaults

Lawmakers on both sides agree that an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year is unacceptable.

Gun Control Debate Continues Six Months After Newtown

Family members of the victims of the Newtown shooting honored their lost loved ones in a remembrance at the Capitol.

Prosecutors Say That Helicopter Video Leaked By Manning Helped Enemy

The video showed an Apache helicopter killing 12 men, including two journalists, and prosecutors said it revealed military tactics and procedures to the enemy.