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Monday, October 22, 2012

Early Voting Underway In The District

D.C. residents wishing to cast their ballots early are now free to do so. There is just one polling location at the moment, but after this weekend, seven more early voting locations will be opened.

Metro Reopens South Entrance To Dupont Circle Metro

After being shuttered for eight months, the south entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro station was reopened Sunday, complete with new, state-of-the-art escalators.

Woman Attacked While Jogging On Capital Crescent Trail

Police are looking for a suspect in an attack on a 21-year-old woman that occurred on the Capital Crescent Trail in the Bethesda area Sunday. 

StoryCorps: Percy White III On His Father's Triumph Over Sharecropping

In an interview recorded for StoryCorps, Waldorf resident Percy White III recalls his father's decision to leave a life of sharecropping in rural Virginia and the joy his father ultimately felt at his children's accomplishments. 

Analysis: Obama And Romney Face Off On Foreign Policy In Third Debate

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about what Virginia voters will be listening for in tonight's presidential debate on foreign policy.

UMD Students Awarded Cash Settlement In Police Beating Case

A group of University of Maryland students have been awarded a cash settlement after their involvement in police beatings last year.

Congress Divided Over Future Of Rail Policy

The region's Democrats are criticizing GOP attempts to block the Obama Administration's rail policy.

Police Seek Info On Marckel Ross Murder

Authorities are stopping drivers in Capitol Heights, Md. this morning asking commuters if they have any information that could relate to the investigation into the homicide of Central High School student Marckel Ross.

Virginia Polling Places May See International Vote Monitors

International elections monitors are heading to the U.S. for this year's general election, and some of them could end up in Virginia due to the state's changed voter ID laws. 

Michael Brown, David Grosso Locked In Tight Race For D.C. Council

Incumbent D.C. Council member Michael Brown and Independent challenger David Grosso are locked in a tight race for the council's at-large council seat, according to a new poll.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Multiple People Shot Near Milwaukee Mall

Multiple people have been shot near a major mall in suburban Milwaukee.

Maryland Gaming Expansion Ads Target Undecided Voters

Polls show Maryland voters evenly split on the issue of gambling expansion in the state.

WMATA May Change Some Metrobus Routes

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is holding public hearings on proposed changes to bus routes starting Monday.

Historic Virginia Home Sold For Millions

One of Virginia's historic homes has been sold at auction.