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Monday, September 10, 2012

Runners Relay Around White House For Women's Cancer Org.

Dozens of cancer survivors, surgeons and other advocates finished a 72-hour relay race around the White House Monday morning to preview the upcoming Race to End Women's Cancer. 

Analysis: Congress Returns From Recess, Tackles Fiscal Cliff, Spending Cuts

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about what to expect as lawmakers return from summer recess this week.

Take A Virtual Field Trip Through Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is now offering an interactive electronic field trip called "The Will of the People" about the region's history and its role in the particularly contentious election of 1800.

Upgrade On D.C. Cabs Held Up By Bidding Process

An upgrade to taxicab meters in the District has been put on hold over alleged irregularities in the bidding process.

Clergy, Worshippers Come Together For 9/11 Unity Walk

People of many different faiths gathered at houses of worship yesterday for the annual 9/11 Unity Walk, which celebrates diversity while remembering victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Maryland Hopes Drivers 'Get The Message' About Distracted Driving

Maryland plans to use a graphic video depicting car accident scenes to help deter cases of distracted driving. 

Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park Dodge Flooding Bullet This Time

Residents of some D.C. neighborhoods prone to flooding were bracing themselves for disaster Saturday as some major storms pushed through the region. 

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 10

All the District's a Stage.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DCPS Aims To Grow Leaders From Within

D.C. Public Schools has been working on promoting principals from within the school system, instead of hiring from the outside.

The End Of An Era At Woodlawn Stables

Federal officials are planning to widen the route of Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon and the route will run right through the existing Woodlawn Stables.

Montgomery Ride On Buses Begin New Schedules

There are several service changes that begin Sunday for Montgomery Ride On buses.

National Cathedral Marks 9/11 With Prayers

The National Cathedral has decided to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 with prayers at its regularly scheduled services that day.

NPS To Build Corridor Connecting Maryland Parks

The National Park Service is developing a 10-mile natural corridor that will connect several parks in Frederick County.

Police Rescue 19 People In Potomac River

Nineteen people have been rescued after a boat overturned in the Potomac River yesterday.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

State Department Launches Diplomatic Culinary Partnership

Some of Washington's most prominent culinary figures have been recruited for the State's Department's newest program to boost diplomacy.

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