Attendance at parks in Virginia is setting records as a destination for millions of visitors, and Governor Bob McDonnell is proclaiming this June as a month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Virginia's park system.
Loretta Goodwin is a senior director at the American Youth Policy Forum, where she researches, organizes and conducts professional learning opportunities for policy leaders on issues related to education and youth development. She lives with her family in Arlington.
President Obama is planning to meet with House Republicans Wednesday and House Democrats on Thursday. Among the planned topics is the nation's debt ceiling. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill, speaks with WAMU's All Things Considered host, Pat Brogan, about what's expected.
Sulaimon Brown, the former D.C. mayoral candidate who's at the heart of a controversy surrounding the Mayor Vincent Gray's administration, will finally appear before the council to testify about his allegations.
Violent crackdowns in North Africa and the Middle East are prompting thousands to leave their homes and seek refuge in other countries. A life of uncertainty lies ahead, as it has for thousands fleeing violence in previous conflicts. One man living in our area fled a massacre of Ethiopian students in 2001, and he says his struggle continues 10 years later.
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