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Monday, April 16, 2012

D.C. Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Residents of the District marched down Pennsylvania Ave. this afternoon in the Emancipation Day Parade, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District.

Vincent Orange Solidifies Win In At-Large D.C. Council Primary

D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has won the Democratic primary for his at-large D.C. Council seat, despite a close challenge from rival Sekou Biddle.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 16

American Stories, On the Waterfront, and NEXT at the Corcoran

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Obama Continues Pushing For Buffett Rule

As Obama tries to drum up support for the so-called 'Buffett Rule,' Republicans are continuing the fight to unwind regulations and cut taxes.

Alexandria Apartments' Forthcoming Sale Worries Residents

Hundreds of residents at an Alexandria apartment complex face an uncertain future, as the landlord prepares to sell the property.

D.C. Brings Back Potholepalooza

The District is launching its annual Potholepalooza this Tuesday, and is seeking help from the public.

Obama Opens Campaign Offices In Virginia

The Obama re-election campaign has opened several offices in Virginia in an effort to ramp up energy and support in the state.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery Joins Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery is expected to grace the skies over Washington next week before it takes up residence at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Yellowfin Tuna Tied To Outbreak In 20 States, D.C.

The source of a yellowfin tuna product linked to a salmonella outbreak in the D.C. region and across the country has been identified.

Virginia State Capitol Heading To PBS

The Virginia State Capitol will be featured in a PBS television special highlighting the 10 most influential buildings in America.

Solar Panels Within Reach For D.C. Residents

The District is offering a leg up to people who want to use solar thermal heating units.

Program Offers Low-Income Families Car Loans

A new program is helping low-income families buy or repair used cars.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flash Mob Of Strutting Seniors Surprise Dulles Mall

Flash mobs are becoming a more common occurence with their spontaneous antics, but few could have anticipated the group of dancing seniors that struck Dulles Town Mall Friday.

D.C. Mayor, Pollin Family Break Ground On Affordable Housing

A dream of the late D.C. philanthropist Abe Pollin came true on Friday, when officials broke ground to mark the beginning of the construction of townhomes designed for low and middle income families in Ward 7.

Woodbridge Man Gets 144 Months For Terrorism Video

A man from Woodbridge, Va. has received a 144 month sentence after being found guilty of materially supporting the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a designated foreign terrorist organization, by creating online videos.

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