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Friday, March 8, 2013

Washington Monument Restoration Underway

The monument's $10 million restoration project to repair the damages sustained from the 2011 earthquake have started.

Loehmann's 'Grab the Gown' Attracts Long Lines

Several dozen bargain shoppers camped outside Loehmann's in Friendship Heights to snag a discount on brand name wedding dresses.

Analysis: 'Snowquester' Shuts Down Government, Hearing On Redskins' Name Resumes

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about whether the government made the right decision to shut down for the so-called "snowquester."

Two Civil War Sailors To Be Buried In Arlington

A ceremony will be held Friday at Arlington National Cemetery to honor two sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Analysis: Maryland Maneuvering To Secure FBI Headquarters

Securing the new FBI headquarters has become the white whale for lawmakers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and as David Hawings of CQ Daily Roll Call says, the angling to secure the project is underway.

Hearings On Virginia's Abortion Clinic Regulation Continues

Virginia's abortion clinic regulations could force most of the state's 20 existing clinics to close.

Virginia Farming Exports Break Records

While the sequester threatens to hit Virginia's economy especially hard, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday that the commonwealth hit a record in agricultural exports.

Bruce Allen: 'Redskins' Team Name Not Offensive

A Native American group is again challenging the rights of the Washington Redskins to use their team name, arguing that it is racist and disparaging.

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Small Town Brings Big City Theater To Virginia's Eastern Shore

For more than 25 years, the North Street Playhouse has been challenging theatergoers in the town of Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

'The Hands of War': A Washingtonian Reflects On Childhood Consumed By Conflict

D.C. resident Marione Ingram revisits difficult childhood memories of World War II in her new memoir, "The Hands of War."

Obamacare 101: What Local Residents Need To Know

The way the new Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — will affect you depends on which side of the Potomac River you call home.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

National Archives Stolen Documents Case Makes History

The case of stolen historical documents has turned out to be one of the largest investigators have ever seen.

Early Voting And Offshore Wind Power Advance In Maryland Senate

Lawmakers in Annapolis advanced two major bills, though in dramatically different fashion.

Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Making 'Unbelievable' Strides

The Alexandria Police officer who survived a gunshot to the head during a traffic stop last week is making considerable strides towards recovery, according to this wife.