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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Efforts Underway To Repeal Md. Version Of DREAM Act

In Maryland, a local organization is pushing to repeal a recently enacted law, which grants in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students.

Metro Employee Honored For Preventing Suicides

Metro is honoring one of its station managers for having saved two lives in the past year.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

D.C. Pools Open ... Without Mayoral Cannonball

Mayor Vincent Gray opened the District's 17 public pools Friday with a ceremony at Barry Park in Southeast D.C.

Saturday Road Closures In Logan Circle For Parade

Portions of roads around Logan Circle will be closed this afternoon for a Memorial Day parade sponsored by the United House of Prayer for All People church.

Arlington Cemetery Plans Weekend Events For Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery expects to welcome thousands of visitors over Memorial Day Weekend, and a number of events are planned at the nation's most hallowed ground.

Anacostia Students Celebrate Being College-Bound

In just two years, educators at the Academies of Anacostia have found a way to dramatically increase the number of their graduates that are going to college.

Road Closures Sunday For Rolling Thunder (MAP)

The non-profit motorcycle group Rolling Thunder is staging a ride and remembrance Sunday around the National Mall.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Seniors Celebrate At Academies Of Anacostia

In the District, high school seniors at the Academies of Anacostia headed off to college were honored Friday. The seniors here are ecstatic, and so are their teachers.

Families Seeking Privacy Visit Arlington Cemetery Before Crowds

In Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery is getting ready for the annual flood of Memorial Day visitors. But Friday you were liable to find a few people hoping to avoid those crowds.

Ocean City Street Performers Plan Protest On Boardwalk

Thousands of people are expected in Ocean City, Md., for Memorial Day weekend, but not everyone is planning to have fun in the sun. Street performers will be protesting a regulation that limits where they can perform.

Police Seeking New Suspect In AU Professor's Murder

The Montgomery County Police have issued an arrest warrant charging Jorge Rueda Landeros for last year's murder of American University Professor Sue Ann Marcum, according to police spokesperson Angela Cruz.

Park Service Rededicates Civil War Cemetery In DC

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, the National Park Service is rededicating a cemetery that holds the graves of 41 Union soldiers who died defending Washington during the Civil War.

Daily Briefing's David Hawkings: GOP Sticks To Budget Plans, For Now

Republicans hold tight to budget and health care plans, despite losing the special election in New York, says David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing. Hawkings also tells Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey that the Senate is symbolically staying in session next week.

WaPo's Bob McCartney: Va. To Get A Break On BRAC

WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey interviews Washington Post Metro columnist Robert McCartney on the BRAC moves expected to affect military installations in the region and the plans to redistrict D.C.

Metro Track Work To Shut Chunks Of Orange, Blue Lines

Large portions of Metro rail's Orange and Blue lines will be closed this weekend as the system undertakes a major track improvement.

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