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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Congress Holds Final 9/11 Ceremony

Congress Sings "God Bless America"

In a rare show of unity, members of both chambers of Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol building to sing "God Bless America" in honor of the heroes of Flight 93 Monday evening.

More DCPS Teachers Accepting Bonuses


As many as 70 percent of "highly effective" DCPS teachers accepted bonuses this year, up 10 percent from last year.

After Irene, Mixed Reviews For Pepco

pepco reliability contractor

Montgomery County leaders are still in disagreement over whether Pepco did a good job getting the electricity back on after Hurricane Irene.

Va. Oceanographer Studies Arctic Sea Ice

arctic ice

An oceanographer from Virginia is studying a kind of bacteria that may be accelerating the rapid melting of sea ice in the Arctic.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Virginia Weighing Merits of ESL Programs

Virginia's legislature is weighing the merits of enhanced English as a Second Language programs.

Man Arrested In SE Transgender Shooting

A makeshift shrine erected to two transgender women

D.C. police have charged a 20-year-old man in conjunction with the Sept. 12 attack against a transgender woman.

Flood-Damaged Bridges In Va. Remain Closed

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Bridges damaged in the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee remain closed, and will likely cost millions to repair.

Voting In Baltimore Primaries Today

Baltimore residents take to the polls today to vote in the city's political primaries. The Democratic primary for the mayor's seat is the de facto winner of the general election in the majority-Democrat city, and sitting mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake currently has a lead in the polls.

MoCo Emergency Officials Tout Improvements

Emergency officials in Montgomery County, Md. are touting the enhancements they have made since the 9/11 attacks ten years ago.

Md. Alcohol Tax Revenues Miss The Mark

alcohol, maryland alcohol revenue

Figures for the 50 percent increase in Maryland alcohol taxes this July have been released, and initial projections show they're lower than expected.

Redskins' Dan Snyder Drops WCP Lawsuit

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, dropped his controversial libel lawsuit against Washington City Paper over the weekend.

Millions In Flood Damage To Va. Roads

V-DOT's initial assessments of the damage to roads and bridges caused by last week's storms are up to $10 million in Fairfax County alone.

CQ Roll Call: Obama To Submit Jobs Bill, FAA Funding Deal, Weiner Special Election

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing Editor David Hawkings talks about what's on Congress's radar this week: Obama's jobs bill, an FAA funding agreement that also helps highway projects, and special elections for House seats in New York and Nevada.

Plea Hearing For Pentagon Suspect Rescheduled

A plea hearing for Yonathan Melaku, the former marine, who was accused of firing shots at the Pentagon, Marine Corps museum and other military buildings, has been rescheduled.

Sulaimon Brown Arrested After Traffic Stop

Sulaimon Brown

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown was reportedly arrested last night for driving with a suspended license.