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Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Bulletproof Teaching Boards Aid Defense In Classrooms

The debate on guns and school safety in Maryland has prompted an Eastern Shore armor manufacturer to design a bulletproof teaching board to be used as a last line of defense in the classroom.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Smithsonian To Renovate Arts And Industries Building

The Smithsonian Institution is planning to repair and reopen the 132-year-old Arts and Industries Building.

Virginia Lawmakers May Limit Menhaden Fishing

Virginia legislators are recommending a bill to cut down on menhaden fishing by 20 percent.

Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria, Beau Biden At National Day of Service

Thousands gathered on the National Mall to take part in the National Day of Service.

Former Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies At 82

Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver died Friday night at the age of 82.

Eastern Shore Largely Against O'Malley's Proposed Gun Laws

Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed changes to gun laws have been met with vehement disdain from Eastern Shore legislators.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thousands Of National Guard Members Join Police For Inauguration

With hundreds of thousands of visitors expected in D.C. for Inauguration Day, the District is welcoming thousands of members of the National Guard to assist with security and logistics.

Live Blog: Inauguration 2013

The WAMU news team was on the ground in downtown D.C., bringing you the latest in Inauguration Day news, traffic, weather and tips from around the District on this historic day. Check out the transcript.

National Day Of Service: Volunteers Assemble Care Packages For Troops

Heeding President Obama's call for a National Day of Service on Sunday, volunteers are assembling care packages for service members. It's not too late to sign up.

New Director Of District Department Of Environment Appointed

The D.C. Department of Environment officially has a new director, after Keith Anderson, who has been serving as interim director, was officially appointed full-time.

Fierce Fight Over Additional BRT Study In Montgomery County

A request for money to study the potential effects of an expanded bus rapid transit system in Montgomery County is meeting resistance on the county council.

O'Malley's Gun Control Plan: Licensing, Assault Weapons Ban

A sweeping proposal to enhance gun control measures was introduced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons and stringent licensing requirements for gun buyers.

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration, By The Numbers

An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people attended President Obama's second inaugural Monday, Jan. 21, a much smaller crowd than the 1.8 million that attended in 2009. Here are some other fascinating numbers related to the 2013 inauguration.

Analysis: D.C. Preps For Inauguration Day, O'Malley Takes On Death Penalty

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about how D.C. planning officials are preparing for the expected crowds on Inauguration Day.

Monday, March 5, 2012