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Monday, October 10, 2011

Criticism Plagues Super Committee

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

With most of its meetings taking place in secret, the super committee is facing calls for more openness.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

National Air and Space Museum To Reopen

The National Air and Space Museum will reopen today after protesters tried to enter the building Saturday.

Discretion Needed For Expired Tags In D.C.

Driving with an expired license plate may seem like a minor violation, but D.C. police say the offense could warrant an arrest.

Discretion Needed For Expired Tags In D.C.

Driving with an expired license plate may seem like a minor violation, but D.C. police say the offense could warrant an arrest.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy DC Protesters Continue Rallying

Occupy DC is going full swing in the District, and some protesters say they're willing to continue the fight, even if it means staying another couple of weeks.

FEMA Denies Virginia Aid Following Quake

culpeper earthquake damage

FEMA has denied Virginia officials' request for aid, following the August earthquake that left an estimated $15 million in property damage.

No Tax On Energy-Efficient Items In Va.

Consumers in Virginia can save money on sales tax-exempt energy-efficient products this weekend.

Floods Destroy Woodbridge, Demolition Could Take Weeks

After floods decimated the town, Woodbridge residents are facing another emotional and physical challenge.

Floods Destroy Woodbridge, Demolition Could Take Weeks

After floods decimated the town, Woodbridge residents are facing another emotional and physical challenge.

Scientists Concerned About Fort Detrick Lab

Plans for a bio-defense animal laboratory at Fort Detrick have scientists and lawmakers concerned for the community's safety.

Former Police Officer Convicted Of Child Pornography

A former police officer from Virginia has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young boy.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Physical And Emotional Mess Remains After Va. Flooding

trailer park cleanup

The community in Woodbridge, Va. is still struggling to pick up the pieces after Tropical Storm Lee rendered dozens of residences uninhabitable.

CQ Roll Call: Partisan Rhetoric At New, Even Lower Low

Obama has taken shots at what he calls a "do nothing Congress," and the Senate is seeing new lows in partisan rhetoric after Harry Reid used an obscure parliamentary move.

Purple Line Gets Thumbs-Up From Feds

The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval to the Purple Line, allowing Metro to make more detailed plans for the expansion.

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