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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Virginia Republican Getting Heat For Supporting Efforts To Stop Gun Trafficking

Rep. Scott Rigell's support of gun control legislation is not sitting well with gun rights groups.

GWU Students Find Out Residency Fate On Match Day

It's called Match Day, and all across America, fourth-year medical students find out where they will go to launch the next step of their careers.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Police Make Arrest In D.C. Drive-By Shooting Case

D.C. police have made an arrest in a drive-by shooting that injured 13 people standing outside an apartment building.

Wooden Schoolhouse On Virginia's Eastern Shore Becomes 68th Arson Target

The Accomack arsonist has struck again, this time setting an old schoolhouse from the 1900s to blaze.

Virginia 7-Year-Old Struck By Student Driver, Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries

A teenage driver struck three children during a driving lesson in Ashburn, Va.

Analysis: Maryland To Make Final Vote On Repealing Death Penalty

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest in Maryland's death penalty issue, Virginia's governor's race, and D.C.'s upcoming special election.

Metro Opens Early Saturday For Rock 'N Roll Marathon

The Orange and Red Lines are the only ones encumbered with track work this weekend. Metro is even opening early to accomodate those headed downtown for a Marathon early Saturday.

Analysis: Effects Of Sequester Hit Capitol, CPAC Sets Conservative Tone

One of the most visible effects of sequestration in Washington is the cancellation of White House tours and longer lines at the U.S. Capitol. CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings discusses that and the latest from CPAC.

UDC Announces New Interim President

The University of the District of Columbia has announced that James Earl Lyons Sr. will take over as interim president after the university fired its last president in December.

Developers Courted Near Underutilized Metro Stops

Metro wants smart growth at 11 properties near rail stations that could benefit from greater retail, residential, and office spaces.

Virginia Cleared For Research Lease For Possible Offshore Wind Development

Ten energy companies have expressed an interest in building wind farms in Virginia's federally designated leasing area.

Maryland House Approves Death Penalty Repeal

The House of Delegates has approved a measure to make Maryland the 18th state to ban the death penalty.

Cuccinelli Makes His Case For Governor To CPAC Crowd

In front of the staunchly conservative crowd at the National Harbor, Virginia's attorney general connected with the crowd by citing his experience taking on the Obama administration.

Metro Looks To Replace SmarTrip With Credit Card Payments

The effort to replace SmarTrip cards with direct credit card payments is behind schedule, but WMATA remains committed to the change, which would save the transit agency tens of millions a year.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 15, 2013

You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend with these cultural events.