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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DCPS Teachers, Staff Train To Help Students With Sex Education

Officials are working with teachers and staff in 10 D.C. public schools to train them on how to educate students who have questions about sexual health.

Wallops Island Will Still See NASA Action After Shuttle Program Ends

Millions of Americans will watch, next month, as the space shuttle blasts off for the last time. But the nation's space program will continue, and much of the action will be on Virginia's Wallops Island.

Gallaudet Finds Deaf People Don't See Better, They See Differently

A new discovery at D.C.'s Gallaudet University challenges a widespread notion about people who don't hear.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

D.C. artists explore the lives of D.C. artists, American Temple brings purity tests and spiritual monkeys to Flashpoint and wordsmiths are invited to Bohemian Caverns.

Monday, June 27, 2011

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.

Caribbean Carnival Organizer Says Police Rushed Parade

D.C. Police say Saturday's fatal shooting that happened near the Caribbean Carnival Festival was gang-related and had nothing to do with the popular parade. Meanwhile, organizers of the festival have come forward to complain that police rushed the parade.

Affidavit Says DNA Evidence Links Landeros To AU Professor's Murder

Agents with the FBI say they have DNA evidence which links a fugitive, now in Mexico, with the murder of a popular American University professor.

MoCo Education Board To Review Public Charter School Proposal

The Montgomery County Board of Education will receive further details about a plan to build the first public charter school in the county Monday evening.

Long-Awaited Metro Audit Will Be Released By GAO Thursday

UPDATE: A long-anticipated federal audit of Metro will be released to the public Thursday, according to a spokesman at the Government Accountability Office.

Va. Governor To Host Chesapeake Bay Restoration Meeting

The Chesapeake Bay Executive Council meeting, which will be hosted by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, is set for July 11 in Richmond.

Nationals To Play First Game With New Manager

The Washington Nationals will take the field in California Monday against the Angels with new manager Davey Johnson leading the team for the first time.

CQ Roll Call: Obama Talks Deficit Reduction, Bachman Launches Presidential Campaign, Senate Discusses Libya

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, including more negotiations over the deficit reduction, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman's official presidential campaign launch, and decisions regarding U.S. involvement with Libya.

TSA Considers Enabling Faster Security Screening At Airports

Long delays and security lines at airports are all too common and expected, but a new program on the table at the Transportation Security Administration could mitigate that.

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.

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