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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

D.C. Mayor's Deputy Chief Of Staff Resigns

The deputy chief of staff for D.C. mayor Vincent Gray resigned Wednesday, in response to accusations that she voted illegally in the D.C. primary.

FBI, DHS Issue Warnings For Small Planes, General Aviation

An alert has been issued by federal counter-terrorism officials urging pilots and workers to keep an eye out for suspicious activity at smaller private airports during this weekend’s observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. 

Virginia Attorney General Holds Training Session On Cyber-Trafficking

Human trafficking can be a surprisingly high tech enterprise, and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is giving law enforcement the tools they need to keep up.

Dominion Reps To Meet With Federal Regulators

The operators of the North Anna Nuclear plant in Virginia will meet with federal regulators this week to give the latest update on recovery after last month's earthquake.

After 10 Years, Man Still Copes With Love Lost On 9/11

After his fiancé died when her plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, John Milton Wesley painstakingly kept to their daily routines. 10 years later, his love for her does not fade.

Dangerous Flooding Causes Havoc In D.C. Area

Roads around the D.C. region are under water as the National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning for much of the area Wednesday.

Crane Falls At National Cathedral

A crane that had been doing cleanup work at the National Cathedral afer last week's earthquake toppled in the storms that swept through the region this morning.

Police Identify Suspect In Butt Slashings

Johnny D. Guillen Pimental

Fairfax County police believe they have identified a suspect in at least one of the string of attacks that occurred at shopping centers during the past several months. 

D.C. Installs 19 New Speed Cameras

Speed camera sign

As you drive through the District, there are 19 new reasons this week why you may want to curb your speed. 

Centreville Day Laborers Site Almost Ready

Preparations are nearly complete on a facility for immigrant day laborers in Centreville, Va. after the fierce debate the proposal initially sparked has quieted down. 

Maryland To Unveil 9/11 Memorial Sunday

Maryland 9/11 Memorial rendering

Thoughts of security can hardly be avoided as this Sunday's 9/11 10th anniversary events near, says Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Md. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown On Military Service Post-9/11

Anthony G. Brown

As the highest ranking U.S. politician to serve in the Iraq War, Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony Brown offers his insight on service in a post-9/11 world.

A Decade Later, Bouncing Back From 9/11

The 9/11 attacks changed everything for the U.S., from politics, to culture, to the lives of individual people. For one area woman, it's taken a whole decade to get her life back on track.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pentagon 9/11 Survivors, In Their Own Words

A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pentagon survivors share their scars and expressions of hope.

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