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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Protesters Occupy Vacant Franklin School

Several protesters were arrested during an Occupy D.C.-inspired demonstration in an abandoned city-owned building.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Montgomery County Holds Annual Thanksgiving Parade

Silver Spring celebrated Thanksgiving Saturday with a parade through the city.

Complaint Against UVA For Using Cats In Medical Training

A physicians group filed a federal complaint to stop the University of Virginia from using cats in their pediatrics residency programs.

Scientists Expand Seismic Grid Across U.S.

Scientists are placing seismic sensors across the East Coast in an effort to better understand the secrets of the Earth.

New Bill Means Big Changes For MWAA

A newly passed legislation is forcing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to change the way it does business.

Weekend Track Work: National Airport Stop Closed

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It wouldn't be the weekend if the Metro wasn't performing track work, and this week that means station closures at Crystal City, National Airport and Braddock Road on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Woodbridge Flood Victims Petition FEMA

Residents of Woodbridge, Va. are petitioning FEMA for individual assistance, arguing that deciding  when to give aid based on the value of property destroyed is unfair to citizens with lower income.

Commuters Beware: Protesters Occupying Metro

Occupy DC protesters are taking to the Metro Friday evening to spread their message to commuters, potentially adding delays to your commute.

Ice Rink At Sculpture Garden Opens

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The ice rink at the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden is open for the season, and this year they're boasting ice smoothed by an official Zamboni.

WaPo McCartney: Occupy Movement Reaches Two-Month Anniversary, Issa Proposes Bill To Give D.C. More Autonomy Over Budget

Occupy D.C. takes its protest to the Key Bridge, and a proposed bill that aims to give D.C. more autonomy over its budget has been dismissed by local leaders.

DCPS Slammed For Failing Special Needs Students

A U.S. District Judge has panned the DCPS for a "persistent failure" to provide services to disabled preschool students.

CQ Roll Call: Obama Not Likely To Step In On Super Committee

With the super committee impasse looking more and more certain, President Obama is unlikely to step in before the deadline. 

McDonnell Wraps Up India Trade Trip

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia's trade agreements with India could be a boost to the state.

USDA Offering Loans To Maryland Farmers

After a growing season plagued by extreme weather, Maryland farmers will have the chance for emergency loans from the USDA to help recoup their losses.

Wind Turbines Scare Off Md. County

Once a leader on new wind power projects, Garrett County, Md. may be changing its tune now that turbines are installed.

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