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Monday, July 15, 2013

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.

Judge Declares Ocean City Noise Ordinance A Burden On Free Speech

Musicians are reclaiming their spots on Ocean City's boardwalk after a judge granted a preliminary injunction on the city's 30-foot noise rule.

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.

Band 'Guster' Goes Green At Merriweather

A band is trying to make the concert experience at Merriweather Post Pavilion "green."

Fairfax Officer Charged With Falsifying Hit-And-Run Report

A Fairfax County police officer has been charged with falsifying a hit-and-run report on his cruiser.

U.S. House Bill Would Restrict D.C. From Funding Abortions

D.C. officials are watching a bill in the U.S. House that would bar the city from using its own tax dollars to provide abortions.

Protesters March In D.C. After Jury Finds Zimmerman Not Guilty

Crowds marched through the streets of D.C. after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in the Death of Trayvon Martin

The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.