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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Park Service Restrictions Will Force Changes To Folklife Festival

Fans of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other events on the National Mall are calling for changes to the National Park Service's new restrictions that could change the character of events on "America's front yard."

Friday, June 27, 2014

AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

The District's plan to tackle traffic congestion in downtown Washington is facing opposition from a group that represents drivers.

Golf Pros Play Bethesda In Quicken Loans National Tournament

Some of golf's lesser-known names carved up Congressional Country Club in Bethesda this morning during the second round of the Quicken Loans National.

Metro To Close Part Of Red Line This Weekend

Scheduled maintenance will close part of Metro's Red Line in downtown Washington this weekend, with buses replacing trains.

Judge: Former Attorney General Can't Testify In McDonnell Case

A federal judge is refusing to allow a former Virginia attorney general to testify as an expert witness in former Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption trial.

Popular Fort Reno Concert Series Cancelled

Organizers of a well-known D.C. summer concert series say rules from the U.S. Park Police and National Park Service forced them to cancel.

Expect Delays En Route To Ocean City This Weekend

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in Ocean City this weekend for the annual four-day extreme sports event known as the Dew Tour.

Republican Candidates Call To Stop New Climate Change Rules

In 2008 the Republican mantra was "Drill baby drill." This year Republican candidates across the U.S. are carrying a different banner: "Stop the EPA."

UVA Medical Center Hopes Simulation Lab Will Help Prevent Medical Errors

Modern medicine can be complicated, relying on high-tech procedures and multiple medications, so it's no surprise that mistakes occur. To confront that problem, the University of Virginia Medical Center has launched a pilot program to build team work and improve patient safety.

This Week On Metro Connection: Global D.C.

It's time for our annual look at the cultures that coexist, combine and cohabitate in the DMV.

Bookend: CIA By Day, Spy Novels By Night

CIA analyst Mark Henshaw says people in his line of work often fault spy thrillers for inaccuracy. So he decided to try his own hand at the genre.

From West Africa to Baltimore: New Exhibit Explores The History Of The Banjo

From the 1730s through the 1830s, you could find more banjos in Maryland's Chesapeake region than anywhere else in North America.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Democrat Chuck Colgan To Retire From Virginia Senate

The longest serving lawmaker in the Virginia General Assembly will officially retire next year.

Tiger Woods Off To Slow Start At Congressional Country Club

At the opening day of Quicken Loans National in Bethesda on Thursday, Tiger Woods was briefly at the bottom of the field while also playing host.

Land Swap Deal Questioned At Hearing Over Proposed DC United Stadium

A new stadium for DC United — the District's MLS team — is predicated on a controversial land swap deal that was put up for scrutiny before the D.C. Council on Thursday.

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