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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some Of DCPS' Top Performing Teachers End Up Unemployed

Hundreds of teachers were let go from DCPS this year, but the evaluation system was supposed to terminate ineffective teachers, and keep the good ones. But some teachers with high ratings are still finding themselves unemployed. 

Lululemon Defense: Norwood 'Lost It'

A jury heard from both attorneys and a witness Wednesday in the opening day of the Lululemon murder trial, in which Brittany Norwood is accused of the premeditated killing of her coworker.

Md. Lobbyist Sentenced To 20 Months

Former Abramoff lobbyist Kevin Ring was sentenced by a jury to almost two years in jail on Wednesday for attempting to bribe employees of Congressmen and people in the Justice Department.

Funding Needed For PG County Domestic Violence Center

The Domestic Violence Center in Prince George's County has been helping victims for a year, but some are concerned that budget problems in Maryland could affect their operation.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 27

Visions of the Orient, Arabian Nights, and Rhapsody in Song.

D.C. Ethics Reform: Lots Of Talk, But Little Agreement

The D.C. City Council heard hours of testimony Wednesday on proposed ethics reform, but members of the council were quick to push back against proposals.

Virginia Man Arrested For Sex Trafficking Minors

A 23-year-old Springfield, Virginia man has been arrested for operating an underground sex-trafficking ring that utilized underage girls.

The Hill: Deficit Deal Unlikely, Cuts Could Hurt Military

Leaders on Capitol Hill have expressed pessimism about the prospect of striking a deficit deal, and The Hill's Alex Bolton says the military may feel the failure worst.

Fairfax Man Arrested For Sexual Assault, Impersonating Police

Police in Fairfax County have arrested a man accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting two women earlier this month.

Glenn Ivey To Run For Congress

Former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn Ivey, a Democrat, plans to challenge Rep. Donna Edwards (D) for her 4th District congressional seat.

Romney Campaigns In Va., O'Malley Rallies For Obama in Md.

Big names from both major political parties are campaigning in the D.C. region today.

Baltimore Gets FEMA Aid For Hurricane Irene Cleanup

FEMA will grant federal funding for Hurricane Irene cleanup to several counties and and the city of Baltimore in Maryland.

As Deadline Nears, Pessimism About Super Committee

The Congressional super committee charged with cutting the federal deficit will hold another public hearing today, but observers aren't expecting the meeting to accomplish much.

Metro: Bethesda Escalators Are At End Of Useful Life

Commuters find little comfort in Metro's response to ongoing Bethesda station escalator outages.

Woman Found Not Guilty In Poop-Scoop Trial

A Fairfax County woman was found not guilty in a case that accused her of violating the county's pet pooper-scooper law.

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