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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day For Washington Nationals

Baseball is back. Thursday's opening day for the Washington Nationals -- they'll face the Atlanta Braves in a sold-out game at 1 p.m.

VCU President Michael Rao Talks Basketball

Virginia Commonwealth University's men's basketball team will make its first appearance in an NCAA Final Four this weekend in Houston. The team was ranked 11th in the southwest region -- but it has won five games in a row to make it to the semifinal game against Butler on Saturday.

Power Breakfast: Congress Works To Preserve D.C.'s School Voucher Program

From Capitol News Connection: As Speaker of the House, Ohio Republican John Boehner has made the preservation of D.C.'s controversial school voucher program a top legislative priority. And he convinced a fellow Ohio Republican, Congressman Steven LaTourette, to get on board.

Neighborhood Marks Anniversary Of Southeast Mass Shooting

It has been one year since the drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C. which killed four teens. Wednesday evening, residents and city leaders gathered to mark the tragedy, and discuss violence prevention.

Governor's Amendment To Autism Bill Irks Advocates

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed several amendments to a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism-related treatments for young children.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Afrobeats at Bossa, wordy walls and open charm city.

Fairfax Superintendent Outlines Proposed Discipline Changes

In Virginia, the superintendent of Fairfax's Public School system is recommending changes to the district's discipline policy in response to pressure from parents and some school board members.

Report Says D.C. Has High Rate Of Deficient Bridges

A national advocacy group says the District has an unusually high rate of structurally deficient bridges.

D.C. Fire Department Introduces Patient Bill Of Rights

D.C.'s firefighters are fast becoming the frontline workers in health care. Eight in 10 calls to 911 are now are for medical help. In response, the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is adding a patient bill of rights.

VDOT Performs Homeless Sweep At I-95 Interchange

Virginia's Department of Transportation is forcing groups of homeless people camped out near an I-95 interchange in Prince William County to pack up and move out by midnight Thursday.

More Details About Student With Loaded Gun Shared In Court

A judge in Maryland ruled that a 15-year-old boy will remain in a juvenile detention center after his was arrest Tuesday for carrying a loaded handgun into Tuscarora High School in Frederick.

Nationals Lose Opener 2-0

The Nationals opened their season Thursday afternoon with a loss to divisional rival Atlanta.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Politics And Prose Finds New Owners

Politics and Prose, the bookstore and D.C. institution for 27 years, is changing hands. The store announced this week that two former Washington Post journalists -- Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine -- are the soon-to-be owners.

Health Rankings Released For D.C., Maryland And Virginia

When comparing D.C. to the rest of the country in terms of overall health, a new study says residents of the nation's capital are more likely to die earlier and less likely to graduate from high school.

High School Student Brings Loaded Gun To Maryland School

A 15-year-old Tuscarora High School student is behind bars and faces criminal charges for bringing a fully loaded .22 caliber revolver to school. He made his first court appearance Wednesday.

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