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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Five Diagnosed With Hepatitis C In Maryland

Five more people in Maryland have been diagnosed with the same strain of Hepatitis C.

Same-Sex Couples In Maryland Prepare To Wed On Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, same-sex couples in Maryland will be able to legally wed in the state, and many have already made big plans for the day.

Metro Scales Back Track Work For Holidays

Metro is holding off on most weekend track work over the holiday period.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Virginia Public Safety Workers To Be Honored In Memorial

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation plans to honor hundreds of public safety workers who have died in the line of duty with a memorial.

D.C. Neighborhood Wins Education Grant

A neighborhood in northeast D.C. has won a $25 million grant to support educational initiative.

Virginia Lawmakers Team Up To Volunteer For Holidays

A few lawmakers put aside their political differences to volunteer together for the holidays.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Defense Dept. To Issue Background Checks On Employees With Children

All Defense employees who have contact with children must undergo a background check by Jan. 21.

Maryland Bill Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers With Kids In Cars

One Maryland lawmaker is trying to step up efforts to prevent people from driving drunk with children in the car.

'Hazardous Device' Found In College Park

Authorities in Maryland have neutralized what's being called a "hazardous device" in College Park.

NRA Addresses Newtown Shooting

The National Rifle Association addressed the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre while anti-gun advocates protested outside.

Analysis: Lawmakers Head Into Holidays With No Fiscal Cliff Deal

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations and Sen. Barbara Mikulski making history.

Obama Restricts Number Of Inaugural Balls

Due to tough economic times, President Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years.

D.C. Population Grows To More Than Half A Million

The District is one of the most popular places to live right now, according to the latest Census figures.

Redskins' RGIII Expected In Game Against Eagles

Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence 'Epidemic' At National Cathedral

Reverends, rabbis, imams, pastors and other religious leaders gather today to urge lawmakers to address gun violence; the National Cathedral's funeral bell rung 28 times to commemorate the victims at Sandy Hook.