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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gray Holds Town Hall With D.C. Kids

Mayor Vincent Gray says he likes to talk directly to kids on issues they're concerned about, such as school safety.

Kara Kennedy, Daughter Of Late Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies

Kara Kennedy Allen, the oldest daughter of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington-area health club.

Nonprofits Urging Early Start to Holidays

Nonprofit groups in the mid-Atlantic region are challenging at least 35,000 donors to support their favorite regional charities in early November.

Transportation Board Wants Hispanic Community's Input

A regional transportation organization is reaching out to the Hispanic community in its latest transit survey.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bowie State Students Mourn Classmate

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Students at Bowie State are struggling to cope with the fact that classmate Dominique Frazier was fatally stabbed in her dormitory Thursday night.

Former ACU Employee Sentenced To A Year

Diana Hubbard Carr, 57, was sentenced to a year in jail for embezzling $300,000 from the American Conservative Union.

Memorial To Transgender Victim Burned

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The memorial to murdered transgender woman Lashai McLean in NE D.C. has been burned and desecrated.

Memorial To Murdered Transgender Woman Burned

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The memorial to murdered transgender woman Lashai McLean in NE D.C. has been burned and desecrated.

K-2, Salvia Found In Ocean City Drug Bust

Police officials in Ocean City have seized large quantities of illegal substances and drug paraphernalia from stores on the boardwalk.

Tea Party Making Moves In Commonwealth

The Tea Party has made its mark on the national political scene as we've seen in recent elections and Congressional negotiations. But recently, the movement is also taking aim in local government affairs in the Commonwealth.

Delays Expected With Weekend Track Work

The yellow and blue lines will face delays this weekend as Metro performs routine inspections on the Potomac River bridge.

CQ Roll Call: Debate On Job Creation, Senate Passes Bill To Avert Partial FAA Shutdown

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Daily Briefing, gives and analysis of Obama's jobs plan and on a bill that helped prevent a partial FAA shutdown.

Va. Historical Society Unveils Slave Name Database

A database containing 1,500 Va. slave names was unveiled Thursday, giving scholars and family historians a new resource for examining histories within families and the state of Virginia.

WaPo's McCartney: Virginia's New Abortion Regulations, Kaine-Allen Poll

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks to WAMU about the new abortion regulations in Virginia and the 2012 Senate race.

Future Still Uncertain For Many PW Co. Flood Victims

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Dozens of Woodbridge residents whose homes were destroyed in last week's flooding may get some more time to try to find a new place to live.