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Monday, September 17, 2012

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 17

Emancipation Nation, Bright Voices, and Wind Me Up, Chuck!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Smithsonian Hosts Emancipation Proclamation Event

The Smithsonian will be hosting a forum and live performance Monday afternoon in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Vandalism Targeted Toward LGBT Magazine

A news magazine serving the District's LGBT community is being targeted with multiple acts of vandalism.

Superbug Kills Seventh Person In Maryland

A seventh victim in Maryland has died from the superbug outbreak at the National Institutes of Health.

Maryland Seeks Help Naming Streams

An advisory board is seeking help to name six streams in Maryland.

Congress Divided Over Future Of Clean Energy

The U.S. House voted to end a Department of Energy program that helps fund clean energy firms.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

H Street Festival Aims To Energize Neighborhood

The H Street Festival hopes to reclaim the energy that made the neighborhood one of the busiest commercial districts in Washington, D.C.

Ocean City To Install Surveillance Cameras

Ocean City's boardwalk will be equipped with 10 new surveillance cameras and a complex underground digital network by next summer.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Montgomery County Mortgage Scammer Sentenced To 7 Years

A Montgomery County man was sentenced on Friday for conducting a scam that cost predominantly Latino homeowners in the area more than $50,000 during the height of the mortgage crisis.

Remembering D.C. Theater Icon Jaylee Mead

D.C. theater icon Jaylee Mead died Friday at the age of 83, but her memory will not be forgotten. Long-time friend and colleague Victor Shargai discusses her remarkable life.

Weekend Track Work On Four Metro Lines

Track work will add extra travel time to four of the five Metro lines this weekend, with only Yellow line riders escaping with normal weekend travel times.

Organization Help Veterans Access College

An organization is helping young veterans access higher education.

Capitol Bomb Plotter Sentenced To 30 Years

The Alexandria man convicted of a plot to bomb the U.S. Capitol, has received the harshest sentence possible — 30 years.

Metro's Real Time System Monitoring Now In Place

Metro's system-wide real time monitoring system is now fully operational; it's meant to help Metro act more quickly in situations like the one that caused the 2009 fatal Red Line crash.

Moment Of Silence Observed For Slain Prince George's Student

Central High School in Prince George's County is observing a moment of silence on Friday for junior Marckel Ross, who was gunned down on the way to school earlier this week.