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Friday, September 2, 2011

Attorneys For Lululemon Suspect Say She Wasn't Informed Of Rights

Brittany Norwood is the primary suspect in the Lululemon murder.

Two detectives who interviewed a woman who claimed to have been attacked inside a Bethesda yoga clothing shop said they treated her as a victim and not as a suspect in the death of her co-worker, according to an AP report.

CQ Roll Call: Congress' Partisan Tone and Obama's Job Speech

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, as Congress comes back into session and President Barack Obama prepares his jobs speech.

WaPo's McCartney: D.C.'s Bond Rating and Pepco's Performance During Irene

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of some of this week's top news including a possible downgrade in the District's bond rating and Pepco's performance during Hurricane Irene.

Metro Track Work Scheduled Throughout Labor Day Weekend

The Metro will experience delays Labor Day weekend.

Track work will cause delays on Metro's Blue and Orange lines over the Labor Day weekend.

Glenarden Woods Reopens, Parents Complain Of Poor Communication With School

Glenarden Woods Elementary is open. The Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is the last school in Prince George's County to get back power and open its doors.

Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry

The film industry in the D.C. area has been enjoying a boom in recent months, in part thanks to local governments offering incentives for production companies to shoot here.

Door to Door: Ellicott City and Crestwood

It's our regular trip around the region, and this week we visit Ellicott City, Maryland and the Crestwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Nice Work if You Can Get It" by Stephane Grappelli and Claude Bolling from First Class]

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Muslim Organization Sponsors 9/11 Blood Drive

A Muslim organization is using the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to collect thousands of pints of blood for use in hospitals across the country.

Lexington, Va. Leaders Consider Limits On Confederate Flag

Leaders in Lexington, Va. are considering limits on downtown flag-flying, including the Confederate flag, angering defenders of the divisive Southern symbol.

Gov. McDonnell: Record Va. Wine Sales in 2011

Virginia winery

Sales of wines crafted in the state of Virginia are at an all-time high, according to Governor Bob McDonnell.

Kennedy Center Starts Ticket Giveaway

As part of its 40th birthday celebration, the Kennedy Center is giving away free tickets to each performance in its 2011-2012 season.

Scientist Sweats It Out In Salt Marshes To Study Pollution's Effects On Shore Birds

They may not know it, but a flock of shore birds from Chincoteague, Va., are proving very useful for one environmentalist studying the effects of mercury pollution.

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