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Sunday, June 26, 2011

1781 Occupation Of Williamsburg To Be Recreated

Hundreds of Revolutionary War re-enactors are recreating the 1781 occupation of Williamsburg by the British Army.

12 People Arrested During D.C. Voting Rights Protest In Front Of White House

Police arrested 12 voting rights activists in front of the White House Saturday afternoon.

Researchers In Virginia Seek More Funding For Biomedical Studies

Some university researchers in Virginia are asking the state for more funding for biomedical studies. They say they are on the verge of several key developments, but their requests come at a time of budget pressure.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Judge Rules Law Banning Late Evening, Early Morning Release Of Inmates Unonstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that a D.C. law banning the release of people from the jail during the late evening and early morning hours violated former inmates' rights by keeping them in jail longer than necessary.

McDonnell Seeking To Assist Tornado Victims In Southwest Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist tornado victims in southwest Virginia.

Stosch Calling For Cost-Effective, Humanitarian Options For Geriatric Prisoners

In Virginia, a segment of the state's prison population is withering away behind bars, and State Sen. Walter Stosch is calling for cost-effective and humanitarian options for geriatric prisoners.

Nonprofits Aim To Raise Awareness About Teen HIV in D.C.

More than a hundred young people gathered at a recreation center in northeast, D.C. Saturday afternoon.

Police Arrest Protesters In Front Of White House

Police arrested twelve protesters in front of the White House Saturday afternoon.

Prince George's County Council Member Leslie Johnson Due In Court Thursday

In Maryland, Prince George's County Council member Leslie Johnson is due in court Thursday morning where she may plead guilty to corruption charges.

Friday, June 24, 2011

CQ Roll Call: Canter Withdraws From Debt-Ceiling Talks, House Votes On U.S. Involvement With Libya, House Releases D.C. Appropriations Bill

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, discusses the latest news on Capitol Hill, including Eric Canter's withdrawal from the debt-ceiling negotiations, the House's decisions regarding U.S. involvement in Libya, and details on the D.C. Appropriations bill that came out of the House this week.

WaPo’s McCartney: Kaya Henderson, Gray’s Approval Rating, and Dulles Rail

WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey interviews Washington Post Metro columnist Robert McCartney on the confirmation of Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Mayor Vincent Gray’s slipping approval rating, and the fight over Metro’s Silver line.

Lululemon Reopens After Employee's Murder

It's been three months since the body of 30-year-old Jayna Murray was discovered brutally beaten inside Lululemon, the yoga-wear store in Bethesda. Now the store reopens with a new look as the community begins to heal.

Virginians Seeing Increase In Ticks This Year

Some Virginians are seeing an increase in ticks this year. But those impressions can be difficult to confirm, as the state doesn’t have a reliable system in place to keep track of the insects.

Langley Park Tenants, Living With Bedbugs And Mold, Fight Landlord

Tenants of several apartment complexes in the Langley Park neighborhood of Prince George's County say despite paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in rent, their apartments resemble a third world tenement. Now, they're asking county authorities to intervene.

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