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Monday, April 16, 2012

Dew Tour Returning To Ocean City

After breaking attendance records last year in Ocean City, a national extreme sports tour is announcing its return.

Virginia Tech Honors Fifth Anniversary Of Shooting

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Virginia Tech. While there will be commemorations on campus, students plan to honor those slain by attending classes as normal.

Virginia Universities Draw Criticism For Tech Transfer Programs

As federal and state funds for higher education dry up, many universities are putting new emphasis on Tech Transfer -- patenting and licensing inventions made by faculty members. These inventions can be profitable, but critics warn there are pitfalls."

Analysis: Secret Service Scandal Fallout, GSA Hearings This Week

Congress probes GSA spending scandal in hearings this week; U.S. Secret Service under fire after officers were accused of misconduct involving a prostitute during a presidential trip to Colombia.

Immigrants Enter Work With New Skills

Hundreds of immigrants are getting a leg up in the American workforce through a vocational training program.

Maryland Issues Drought Watch For Eastern Shore

The Maryland Department of the Environment is warning residents on the Eastern Shore about drought conditions in their region.

D.C. Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Residents of the District marched down Pennsylvania Ave. this afternoon in the Emancipation Day Parade, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District.

Vincent Orange Solidifies Win In At-Large D.C. Council Primary

D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has won the Democratic primary for his at-large D.C. Council seat, despite a close challenge from rival Sekou Biddle.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 16

American Stories, On the Waterfront, and NEXT at the Corcoran

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Obama Continues Pushing For Buffett Rule

As Obama tries to drum up support for the so-called 'Buffett Rule,' Republicans are continuing the fight to unwind regulations and cut taxes.

Alexandria Apartments' Forthcoming Sale Worries Residents

Hundreds of residents at an Alexandria apartment complex face an uncertain future, as the landlord prepares to sell the property.

D.C. Brings Back Potholepalooza

The District is launching its annual Potholepalooza this Tuesday, and is seeking help from the public.

Obama Opens Campaign Offices In Virginia

The Obama re-election campaign has opened several offices in Virginia in an effort to ramp up energy and support in the state.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery Joins Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery is expected to grace the skies over Washington next week before it takes up residence at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Yellowfin Tuna Tied To Outbreak In 20 States, D.C.

The source of a yellowfin tuna product linked to a salmonella outbreak in the D.C. region and across the country has been identified.