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Thursday, July 14, 2011

D.C. Cop Charged in Sexual Assaults

A D.C. police officer has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused three women while on duty.

Expect Weekend Metro Delays For The Next 12 Months

Metro has released a schedule for its track maintenance projects over the next 12 months which calls for widespread delays and closures.

UMD Fills Head Coach Positions For Football And Basketball Programs

The University of Maryland has new coaches for its football and basketball programs, and both are getting substantial raises to become Terrapins.

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Andy Warhol’s POP, “Amazians” in hip-hop and the evolution of the woodcut.

Woman And Toddler Jump Out of Car To Escape Carjacker

A woman jumped out of her car with her toddler onto the Beltway to escape a carjacker.

Roger Clemens Trial: Judge Declares Mistrial

The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' perjury trial has declared a mistrial this morning due to evidence he believed would prejudice the jury against the former baseball star.

Fenty Takes Job At D.C. Law Firm

Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty is joining a D.C. law firm, NBC Washington reports. He will become special counsel at Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C., according to the firm.

Arlington Man Sentenced For Stealing $218,000 From FTC

A former supply clerk for the Federal Trade Commission has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases.

Judge Throws Out Chesapeake Residents' Coal Ash Lawsuit

Hundreds of Chesapeake, Virginia, residents plan to refile a $1 billion coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power after a judge threw it out last week, according to the Associated Press.

Virginia Redistricting: Lawmakers At An Impasse

An architect of Virginia's new Congressional redistricting plan says Democrats and Republicans can't agree on how to move forward.

Frederick Co. To Address Meeting Prayer

In Maryland, Frederick County Commissioners are considering loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy, according to the Associated Press.

Drug Court Proponents Await D.C. Region's First Veterans' Court

In recent years, more and more veterans with substance abuse problems are finding help and accountability in specialized veterans' treatment courts across the country. But the movement hasn't yet caught on in the D.C. region; no local court has created an all-veteran docket.

D.C. Appropriations Bill Heads To House Floor With Restrictions On Funding

The Obama administration is opposing Congress's efforts to restrict funding for needle exchange and abortions for poor women in the District of Columbia.

A D.C. Eviction Raises Questions About Rights Of Renters

The eviction of a family of immigrants from a house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood in Northwest D.C. is raising questions about the rights of renters in the District.

D.C. Celebrates Bastille Day With French Maid Race And Other Festivities

It's Bastille Day - that means parties and celebrations across the city for holiday celebrating the French revolution. ?

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