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Monday, June 20, 2011

Mayors Conference Push To End Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Mayors from across the country are wrapping up their annual conference in Baltimore today, and they’re using their final day to send a message to Congress -- urging members to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Virginia's Exports Increased 8 Percent

Exports of goods and services from Virginia are growing and having a large impact on the state's economy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FBI Investigating 'Suspicious Activity' At Ronald Reagan National Airport

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m.: A man has been taken into custody for making a bomb threat that caused authorities to divert a U.S. Airways flight to Reagan National Airport Sunday afternoon.

Poll Shows D.C. Mayor's Popularity Plummeting

New figures suggest D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's popularity is starting to slip away.

Cheetah Cubs At The Smithsonian Are Healthy And Active

Animal care workers finally got a peek this weekend at the five cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

D.C. Residents Gather To Rethink Community Building And Cohousing

A couple hundred people who are rethinking community building are spending the weekend learning from each other in D.C., and will spend Monday discussing housing with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Triathlon Closes Several D.C. Streets

D.C. transportation officials say drivers should expect multiple downtown road closures and car traffic due to the D.C. Triathlon, scheduled Sunday.

Washington City Paper Files Motion To Dismiss Dan Snyder Defamation Suit

The Washington City Paper has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

McIlroy Holds Commanding Lead At U.S. Open

History continues to be made at the U.S Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., thanks to one golfer.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

National 9/11 Flag Tour Comes To Frederick

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.

Virginia Redistricting Plan Approved by Department of Justice

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli says the U.S. Justice Department has approved the state's legislative redistricting plan.

Ocean City Retracts Free Gas Giveaway

In Maryland, the Ocean City Council is reversing an earlier decision to put $100,000 worth of free gas into the tanks of visiting tourists this summer.

Weather Delays Third Round Of The U.S. Open

Round three of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. got underway a little late this today. ??Several players still had to finish their second round this morning, after lightning prematurely ended play late Friday.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Marine Reservist Is The Suspect In The Pentagon Scare

The FBI is investigating what a Marine reservist was doing at Arlington National cemetery after it closed, carrying a backpack that contained suspicious materials.

CQ Roll Call: Weiner Resigns, Residual Effects For Democrats, Replacing Weiner's Seat, Obama And Boehner To Golf

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the top stories on Capitol Hill week, including Anthony Weiner's resignation and the expected residual effects for the democrats, how Weiner's District is planning to fill his seat, and what we can expect from President Obama and Speaker Boehner's golf game this Saturday.

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