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Friday, August 15, 2014

How a D.C. Dancer Helped People Heal Through Movement

Sharon Chaiklin stumbled across the burgeoning field of dance therapy in the early 1960s, and became a pioneer in using movement to help people cope with trauma.

This Week On Metro Connection: Lifetime Achievement

We'll bring you stories of older Washingtonians who've spent their lives pursuing their passions and leaving a lasting legacy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Born And Live In D.C.? You're In The Minority

According to Census data, in 2012 only 37 percent of D.C. residents were born in the city, the third-lowest proportion in the country.

Under Plan, 6 Prince George's Co. Houses Damanged By Landslide To Be Demolished

Residents of a Prince George's County neighborhood damaged by a landslide earlier this year say they would accept a proposal by the county government that would see six homes demolished.

After Three Weeks, Prosecution To Rest Case Against McDonnells

Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell today.

Obama Advisor: Only Congress Can Permanently Resolve Immigration Problem

In an exclusive interview with WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz speaks about the ongoing immigration crisis and what the administration has done and Congress needs to do to help resolve it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Warren Weinstein, Rockville Resident, Has Been Held By Al-Qaeda For Three Years

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the kidnapping of the Maryland resident, who was taken hostage while working for the State Department in Pakistan.

FBI Agent: McDonnells Owed $90K On Credit Cards

As prosecutors in the McDonnell corruption trial began wrapping up their case, FBI agent David Hulser testified that the McDonnells were in dire financial straits when they did favors for a wealthy businessman.

Annual 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers

We've all heard this warning more times than we can remember: don't drink and drive. Yet the federal government says more than 10,000 Americans die each year in drunk driving crashes, and now, the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown is underway.

Court Won't Delay Same-Sex Marriage Decision In Virginia

A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, leading to the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to legally marry by next week.

Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Prince George's County

A broken water main has prompted the WSSC to issue a Boil Water Advisory for areas of southern Prince George's County.

Brown Praises Ruling Upholding Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown is praising a federal judge's ruling that upheld the state's ban on assault rifles and large ammunition clips.

Virginia Republicans Cheer Plan For Oil, Gas Exploration Off Atlantic Coast

The announcement from the White House that they will allow testing for gas and oil off Virginia's Atlantic coast has drawn rare support from Republican lawmakers, who say it's the first step towards kickstarting offshore drilling.

Search For Suspects Underway After Police Officer Shot In Southeast D.C.

A D.C. police officer is listed in stable condition after an attempted carjacking erupted in gunfire in the early morning hours Wednesday.