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The District is joining a nationwide effort to overhaul what and how American students are learning.
We get the lowdown on Virginia's elections and how the results will affect local residents.
[Music: "Too Close For Comfort" by Frank Sinatra from Come Dance With Me!]
We go inside the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or ROTC, with a local group of college seniors preparing for military service.
[Music: "Soldier of Love (instrumental)" by Sade from Soldier of Love]
Historian Paul Dickson explains why Washington, D.C. was once a city surrounded by nearly 70 forts.
[Music: "Wide Open Road" by The Triffids from Wide Open Road]
We go "in the trenches," with stories about people engaged in battles or struggles of all kinds.
[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]
With the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole attack arraigned in Cuba, the families of the victims in the attack talk about how they have pulled together as a group to support one another.
A $100 million project will soon add more than 8,500 square feet to BWI airport, which has seen record air traffic in recent months.
State and national flags are at half-staff in Maryland Thursday, in honor of 41-year-old U.S. Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, who died in October.
Fishing regulators are restricting the harvest of the menhaden to try to rebuild its population in the Chesapeake Bay.
Montgomery County is aiming to address the issue of fair housing for people with disabilities in a forum later today in Silver Spring.
Engineers will be back rappelling down the Washington Monument next week for repair work. The monument sustained cracks in this summer's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
Alexandria students got the chance to say "thanks" to veterans in person Nov. 9 during "Take a Veteran to School" day.
Worcester County liquor board officials have been ordered to return a large shipment of liquor that may have been purchased by the body without the proper permits.
Washington Nationals starting catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped late Wednesday in Venezuela. Fortunately, recent reports indicate that he is alive.
The second portion of the ICC, which connects Georgia Ave. with I-95, will open later this month, cutting the travel time for many commuters by a significant margin.
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