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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dominion Reps To Meet With Federal Regulators

The operators of the North Anna Nuclear plant in Virginia will meet with federal regulators this week to give the latest update on recovery after last month's earthquake.

After 10 Years, Man Still Copes With Love Lost On 9/11

After his fiancé died when her plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, John Milton Wesley painstakingly kept to their daily routines. 10 years later, his love for her does not fade.

Dangerous Flooding Causes Havoc In D.C. Area

Roads around the D.C. region are under water as the National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning for much of the area Wednesday.

Crane Falls At National Cathedral

A crane that had been doing cleanup work at the National Cathedral afer last week's earthquake toppled in the storms that swept through the region this morning.

Police Identify Suspect In Butt Slashings

Johnny D. Guillen Pimental

Fairfax County police believe they have identified a suspect in at least one of the string of attacks that occurred at shopping centers during the past several months. 

D.C. Installs 19 New Speed Cameras

Speed camera sign

As you drive through the District, there are 19 new reasons this week why you may want to curb your speed. 

Centreville Day Laborers Site Almost Ready

Preparations are nearly complete on a facility for immigrant day laborers in Centreville, Va. after the fierce debate the proposal initially sparked has quieted down. 

Maryland To Unveil 9/11 Memorial Sunday

Maryland 9/11 Memorial rendering

Thoughts of security can hardly be avoided as this Sunday's 9/11 10th anniversary events near, says Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

Commentary: Higher Education After 9/11

Today's college students were not even teenagers when the events of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. But Commentator Neil Kerwin -- President of American University -- says the events of that day have made lasting impacts on higher education, and on the students themselves. 

For Military Children, 9/11 Is A Way Of Life

For children and educators in the military, 9/11 isn't just an event; the aftermath has become part of each day.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Decade Later, Bouncing Back From 9/11

The 9/11 attacks changed everything for the U.S., from politics, to culture, to the lives of individual people. For one area woman, it's taken a whole decade to get her life back on track.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Smithsonian Exhibit Involves Visitors In 9/11 Remembrance

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is home this week to an exhibition reflecting on how Americans’ lives have changed since the 9/11 attacks.

Congress Debates Where To Get Federal Disaster Funding

Congress is debating whether federal emergency funding of the sort received in the wake of Hurricane Irene will have to be offset by spending cuts.

Activists Urge P.G. County To Reduce Cat Euthanization

A Maryland animal rights organization is pushing P.G. County to change their policy on stray cats to one where far fewer cats will be euthanized.