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Monday, June 13, 2011

Walter Reed Practices Moving Patients Ahead Of Big Move

Mock patients were transferred from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest D.C. to Bethesda, Md., as the hospital prepares to close and relocate in the fall.

CQ Roll Call: Weiner Seeks Leave Of Absence, Congressional Republicans’ Role In Race, Meetings Planned For Deficit Reduction

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including Rep. Anthony Weiner's announcement to seek a leave of absence from the House, the role congressional republicans are playing as the presidential race begins to take shape, and the status on reaching a deal for deficit reduction.

Woman Who Made Bomb Threat Will Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

A 51-year-old woman from McLean, Va., will undergo a mental health evaluation after she allegedly claimed she had an explosive device at Metro's Rockville station earlier today.

Metro Considers New Payment System

Metro is looking at a new payment system that would allow people to pay without a fare cards, instead using their credit cards and cell phones.

Nephew Of Md. Rep. Cummings Killed In Norfolk

A Maryland congressman says his nephew was killed in a random shooting near Old Dominion University in Virginia.

After Wedding, Army Vet And Wife Receive Gift Of New Home

"While U.S. Army Sgt. Jude Recendez may have lost both his legs in battle, a surprise wedding he orchestrated and the gift of a new home Saturday has him standing tall next to his loving spouse, Kris Recendez.

Possible Chemical Leak At Water Park Sickens Children

This morning, hazardous materials teams in Prince William County are still investigating the cause of an apparent chemical leak at a popular water park over the weekend.

D.C. Council Tackles Ethics Reform After Week of Scandals

With nearly the half the members of the D.C. Council facing questions about their ethical behavior, legislation to overhaul how the city government polices itself takes an important step forward today.

Frederick, Md., Liquor Stores Nabbed In Underage Sting

Workers at three liquor stores in Frederick, Md., are being questioned after getting snagged in a sting investigation involving sales to underage volunteers.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Black Dub, Wavelengths, and I Wish You Love.

Parking Will Be Easy, Security Will Be Tight At U.S. Open

Practice rounds start today ahead of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

Arlington Copes With Rising Enrollment

In Virginia, public schools are bursting at the seams, and opinions are divided over how to cope with the steadily increasing enrollments.

Consider This By Fred Fiske: World's Water Supply

In the past 50 years, world population has about doubled. Water use has tripled. In the next 50 years, population is predicted to grow another 50 percent.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

D.C. Campaign Finance Officials File Complaint Against Brown Committee

The chairman of the D.C. City Council is facing a complaint from campaign finance authorities.

Capital Pride Parade Marches Through D.C.

Capital Pride held its annual march through Dupont Circle Saturday night and into early Sunday morning.

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