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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Presidential Inauguration Comes With Hefty Price Tag

While President Obama's second inauguration isn't expected to be quite as extravagant as the first, it will still be quite pricey.

National Cathedral Takes A Stand On Gun Control

In response to the mass shooting in Newtown, the dean of the Washington National Cathedral says the faith community must work together to push for stricter gun laws.

Wind Farm Developers More Mindful Of Whales

Groups developing offshore wind farms along the east coast are tweaking their building plans to protect whales.

Activists Pushing Obama For Stricter Gun Laws

Anti-gun activists are calling on President Obama to take the lead on getting new gun control measures passed.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dominion Working On Largest Fuel Cell Power Project

Richmond-based Dominion Power says it will develop the largest fuel cell power project in North America.

National Zoo Welcomes Andean Bear Cubs

There are two new additions at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and they're among the only ones of their kind.

DDOT Working On Solutions For More Parking Spots

As the District's residential population increases, transportation officials are working to solve limited parking issues.

Salvation Army Aims To Provide Gifts For Children

The Salvation Army is trying to make sure local children in need have a present on Christmas morning.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ten-Year Horse Racing Agreement Announced In Maryland

A 10-year horse racing agreement was announced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday, which should help stabilize the industry that employs tens of thousands in the state.

At Vigil For Newtown, Conn. Victims, Calls For Gun Control

More than 100 people gathered in front of the White House in the wake of the tragic deaths of 20 children and 6 adults at a school in Newtown, Conn., with some holding signs calling for the President to take action on gun control.

Judge Sentences Prince George's Officer In UMD Beating

A judge has sentenced a former Prince George's County police officer to 30 days of home detention for beating a University of Maryland student.

Analysis: Government Workers And Contractors Prepare For Possible Cuts

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the spending cuts that could go into effect if lawmakers don't come to an agreement.

Yellow Line Closed North Of Pentagon This Weekend

Weekend track work will snare travelers on the Metro once more this weekend, as work on the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac will stop all Yellow Line trains north of Pentagon.

Braddock Road Closed After Pedestrian Killed In Crash

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while crossing Braddock Road in Alexandria this morning.

Fiscal Cliff Could Change Maryland's Growing Revenue

Maryland comptroller Peter Franchot says the state's budget outlook is improving, but that could change quickly.