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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hume Homeowners Hear Things Go Bump In The Night

Two families who've lived in a log cabin in Hume, Va. say they've experienced more than a few strange — and perhaps otherworldly — events in their home.

This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

From things that go bump in the night to actors whose job is to scare us out of our wits, we'll bring you tales of "Haunted D.C." this week.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maryland Organization Educates Immigrants About Voter Fraud

A group known for its effort to deport undocumented immigrants in Maryland says it has launched an outreach campaign to teach immigrants about voter fraud.

Poll: Some Voters Find D.C.'s Closed Primary System Unfair

The District of Columbia has a long history of closed primaries, but many D.C. voters surveyed for a recent poll said they don't believe that's the fairest way to select local leaders.

Absentee Ballots In Maryland Counties Missing Pages

Maryland State Board of Elections officials are urging absentee voters in Prince George's and Montgomery counties to check their ballots.

Rep. Moran's Son Resigns From Campaign After Secret Video Release

Pat Moran, the son of 11-term Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.), has resigned from his father's campaign after the release of a video showing Pat Moran discussing potential voter fraud with a supposed supporter.

Despite Polls, Same-Sex Marriage Opponents In Maryland Not Backing Away

The same-sex marriage referendum in Maryland is looking favorable in polls, but opponents expect voters to swing the other direction in the privacy of the voting booth.

Activists Both For And Against Gay Marriage Protest At Gallaudet

Gallaudet University has become a flashpoint for discussion about Maryland's gay marriage referendum, even though activists on both sides agree that an employee put on leave for signing a petition should be reinstated.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New 'PhilanthroPub' Makes Going Out More Socially Responsible

The District is full of charities and non-profits, so residents are no strangers to philanthropy, but one new pub in Northwest D.C. is making it easier to give while enjoying a night out.

Lawmakers, Environmentalists: No Studies, No Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing hasn't gone further than the discussion phase in Maryland, and Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are adamant it stay that way until further studies into the practice are performed.

Romney Closing Gap On Obama In Virginia, According To Poll

Governor Romney is gaining on President Obama in Virginia — one of this year's most important swing states — according to a new poll by Old Dominion University.

D.C. Speed Cameras Generate $85M In Fiscal 2012

D.C. speed cameras generated more than $85 million in fiscal 2012, and nowhere were more lead-footed drivers caught than on 295 between D.C. and Maryland.

Alleged Family Research Council Shooter Charged With Terrorism

Floyd Lee Corkins II is being charged with committing an act of terrorism after allegedly shooting a security guard at the building of the Family Research Council in August.

Analysis: Virginia Results Could Forecast Rest Of Election Night Returns

Reid Wilson of National Journal Hotline talks about why all eyes may be on Virginia this election night. 

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