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Friday, November 11, 2011

Hackers Steal Personal Data From VCU

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Servers at Virginia Commonwealth University were hacked recently, exposing the personal information of tens of thousands of students and faculty.

Four Green Line Stations Closed For Weekend

Commuters beware! The MARC and VRE are closing early Friday, and four Green Line metro stations will be closed for the weekend.

CQ Roll Call: Super Committee At 'Make Or Break' Point

David Hawkings talks about the super commitee running up against their deadline, and the slimmest glimmer of bipartisanship coming from Congress this week.

WaPo's McCartney: Republicans Big Win, Ulysses Currie Was Acquitted

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives analysis on the Republicans' big win this week and the aftermath of State Sen. Ulysses Currie's trial.

Virginia's Offshore Battle: Wind Vs. Oil Drilling

Comparing advocates' claims when it comes to offshore drilling versus offshore wind power in Virginia.

First Female Episcopal Bishop Installed In D.C.

Interfaith Voices host Maureen Fiedler talks with Reverend Mariann Budde, who is being installed as the first female Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C.

Returning From Battle, Veterans Fight Unemployment

On Veteran's Day, local Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are reminding employers of the value of hiring returning servicemen and women.

Toiling In The Artistic Trenches: Edgar Degas And His Ballerinas

In our regular arts feature from NPR's Susan Stamberg, we go inside an exhibition of Edgar Degas' famous ballerinas at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

[Music: "No. 02 Valse (Tempi di valse)" by Tchaikovsky from Swan Lake]

Door To Door: 16th Street Heights, D.C., And Aspen Hill, Md.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit 16th Street Heights in Northwest D.C. and Aspen Hill, Md.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nats Catcher Wilson Ramos Rescued In Venezuela

The kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended Friday night, after Venezuelan police rescued him, and arrested five men linked to the abduction.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Virginia Sen. Houck Concedes Loss

Republicans now control all three statewide offices in Virginia, as state senator Edd Houck has conceded a narrow loss in District 17.

Senate Approves Veterans' Jobs Bill

The region’s U.S. senators helped pass legislation that’s expected to help both unemployed veterans and businesses in the area.

Wheelchairs Donated To Wounded Vets

The Knights of Columbus are donating 110 wheelchairs to VA hospitals in the D.C. area.

Military Dedicates New Walter Reed Hospital

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Military leaders were on hand Thursday to officially rename the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, which will serve veterans returning from overseas.

Conservancy Gives Potomac 'D' For Pollution

The Potomac Conservancy has downgraded the river to a D, based on worsening pollution conditions in the D.C. area.

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