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Monday, September 12, 2011

MLK Memorial Dedication Rescheduled

A new date has been set for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The last dedication was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene.

On 9/11, A Look At Civil Liberties

Rep. Gerry Connolly

Security in the U.S. has rapidly evolved since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, but some lawmakers in the region say in the aftermath of those attacks, Congress went in some wrong directions.

Redskins Honor 9/11 Victims, Responders

Before their season opener Sunday, the Washington Redskins honored family members of those killed at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks, as well as the first responders who arrived at the scene.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

T.C. Williams HS Aims For Better Grades

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions after T.C. Williams High School was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

Consider This, Fred Fiske: Towels

In this week's Consider This commentary, Fred Fiske talks about having a sense of humor, and shares a personal experience involving a towel.

Heavy Security At Redskins' Season Opener

Heavy security patrols FedEx Field, as the Washington Redskins prepare to kick off their season against the New York Giants this afternoon.

Heightened Security Present D.C.

Increased security continues, as millions across the country are commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Remembering And Living After 9/11

On this day of remembrance -- security is foremost on the minds of many.

Moran Stresses Cyber Security

Rep. Jim Moran says future attacks may come from hackers who attack the nation's cyber infrastructure. 

American Muslims Use Compassion To Combat Threats

Muslims scholars and religious leaders are telling the Muslim community to combat persecution with mercy and compassion.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hurricane Irene Destroys Bald Eagle Nests

A large number of Bald Eagle nests have been destroyed along the James River due to Hurricane Irene.

Canter Willing To Compromise On Jobs Plan

President Obama headed to the district of one of his toughest critics  -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor -- to promote his new jobs plan.

AARP Of Va. Launches Drive To End Hunger

A new survey shows 16 percent of Virginians - many who are elderly - didn't have enough money to buy food last year.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Va. Residents Fed Up With Flood Issues

After three died during Thursday night's heavy downpours, Fairfax County residents are urging city leaders to fix the reoccuring flood issues.

MoCo Residents Remember 9/11 Victims

Montgomery County residents pay tribute to family, friends and members of the community who died on 9/11.