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Monday, June 27, 2011

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.

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.

Tangier Islanders Retain Unique Dialect

Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is only a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland of Virginia and Maryland, but the dialect of English spoken there transports tourists to a place that feels much more remote.

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.

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Language

Before cable TV, the arbiters of language -- radio or TV newsmen such as Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, David Brinkley, Chet Huntley -- were the voices we heard when English was perfect, often because it was scripted. But rarely, even if it wasn't scripted, did we hear the mis-usages and the solecisms which are so common place today.

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.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

The Kennedy Center goes Completely Hollywood, Fort Reno has music and contemporary crafts come to Strathmore.

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.

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