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Monday, March 5, 2012

Suspicious Money Orders Linked To Vincent Orange

Money orders from friends and associates of Jeffrey Thompson, a prolific political donor whose office was raided last week, have been tied to D.C. councilmember Vincent Orange.

D.C. Cashes In On Traffic Fines From 2011

The District collected nearly $93 million in traffic fines last year.

Redskins Players Describe Williams' 'Bounty System'

Several Redskins players spoke out over the weekend about former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his alleged bounty system, which rewarded players with cash bonuses for deliberately injuring opposing players.

CQ Roll Call: Eric Cantor Weighs In On Virginia Primary

Republican House Leader Eric Cantor weighs in on Tuesday's Virginia primary, saying Mitt Romney is the candidate most suited to create jobs.

Snow Greets D.C. Area, Little Accumulation Expected

A wintry mix is making its way through the D.C. area, but the snow flurries and icy rain is expected to taper off by early afternoon.

Smithsonian Partners With NASA To Welcome Discovery

The Smithsonian Institution is working with NASA to plan a four-day festival next month to welcome space shuttle Discovery to its collection.

Rescued Bald Eagle Euthanized Due To Injuries

Animal experts have euthanized a bald eagle found near Metro tracks in Virginia last week because its injuries were too extensive for it to be rejuvenated.

Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes To Court

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of two victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting goes to trial in Virginia today.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Monday Is Last Day For D.C. To Switch Political Parties

Monday is the deadline for voters in District to switch political parties in order to vote in April's primary.

Virginia's Primary May Be Problematic For Front-Runner

Tuesday's Virginia primary -- a two-man contest between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul -- may have created some problems for the front-runner.

Memorial For Iraq And Afghanistan Vets In The Works

Plans are in the works to honor veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with a tribute on the National Mall.

Baltimore Mayor Against Questioning Citizenship Status

An executive order is prohibiting Baltimore police officers from asking about a person's citizenship status.

U.S. House Set To Vote On Jobs Act

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on a bi-partisan bill this week to help small businesses in the region.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lottery For 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll

It's not too late to get a ticket to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

Montgomery County Council President Concerned With Deer Population

The president of the Montgomery County Council is asking the National Park Service to come up with a plan to reduce the deer population near the C&O Canal Park.

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