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Monday, June 27, 2011

National HIV Testing Day In D.C.

Today is national HIV testing day, and activists in the District are hoping to bring in hundreds to get tested, and then keep the momentum going.

E. Coli Cases In Va. Prompt Talks Of Possible Outbreak

Local health officials say a a young Virginia girl who died from an E. coli infection is among 18 people in Virginia and Tennessee who have been infected with the bacteria over the past six weeks.

Local Lawmakers See Little Wiggle Room In Debt Ceiling Debate

This week President Obama is attempting to revive negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and local lawmakers are acknowledging the tough road ahead for negotiators.

After Journalists' Arrests At Taxicab Commission, Council Eyes Overhaul

D.C.'s Attorney General is investigating why two reporters were arrested at a taxicab commission hearing last week, and now one council member wants to think about change.

Arrest Made In Caribbean Day Festival Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting near Saturday's Caribbean Festival in Columbia Heights that left one person dead, and three others injured. Terry Jiminez, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder.

New requirement alters the nature of environmental education in Maryland

Students are studying the life cycle of salamanders at the Audubon Society's Camp Woodend in Maryland.

Zookeepers Anxiously Await Possible Panda Birth

It's that time of year at the National Zoo -- all eyes are on Mei Xiang the Panda to see if she's going to give birth – or if she's even pregnant.

Water Main Work Closes A Lane On Canal Road Until September

The District's Water and Sewer Authority begins construction on a 48-inch water main today, which will close one eastbound lane of Canal Road until September.

Bethesda Home is Area's First Passive House

You may not think of your house as being active. But architect David Peabody says it probably is.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nonprofits Use Creative Measures To Educate Teens About HIV/AIDS

Area nonprofits are using creative ways to educate teenagers in the District about HIV and AIDS.

1781 Occupation Of Williamsburg To Be Recreated

Hundreds of Revolutionary War re-enactors are recreating the 1781 occupation of Williamsburg by the British Army.

12 People Arrested During D.C. Voting Rights Protest In Front Of White House

Police arrested 12 voting rights activists in front of the White House Saturday afternoon.

Researchers In Virginia Seek More Funding For Biomedical Studies

Some university researchers in Virginia are asking the state for more funding for biomedical studies. They say they are on the verge of several key developments, but their requests come at a time of budget pressure.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Nonprofits Aim To Raise Awareness About Teen HIV in D.C.

More than a hundred young people gathered at a recreation center in northeast, D.C. Saturday afternoon.

Police Arrest Protesters In Front Of White House

Police arrested twelve protesters in front of the White House Saturday afternoon.

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