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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Claims Link Fort Detrick To Cancer Victims

An outspoken critic of Fort Detrick and that facility's possible link to suspected cancer clusters in Frederick, Md., is leveling new charges.

Woman Charged With Mortgage Fraud Arraigned

A woman from Ashburn, Va., who fled to Turkey after being implicated in a mortgage-fraud scam is back on American soil, working her way through the justice system.

MoCo Police Want Victims To Claim Goods

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are sitting on a cache of stolen jewelry, electronics, and money.

Maryland Senate To Pick Up Gay Marriage Debate

The Maryland Senate is moving forward with plans to debate a gay-marriage bill this week and could vote on it next week.

Md. Homeowners Challenge County-Imposed Easement

A conservation easement in one Montgomery County neighborhood is raising questions over who knew what and when.

D.C. Post Office Renamed To Honor Dorothy Height

The post office at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, just north of the U.S. Capitol, will be the first federal building in the city to be named after an African-American woman.

Smaller Budget Shortfall, But More Tough Choices In Fairfax County

In Virginia Tuesday morning, Fairfax's county executive gave residents their first look at the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

Muslim-American Group Launches U.S.-Loyalty Campaign

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is starting a campaign in D.C. to counter what it says are concerns about the loyalty of Muslim-Americans.

D.C. Council Chairman Seeks To Return 'Fully-Loaded' SUV

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is looking into returning his city-leased SUV, under scrutiny about its cost.

Tunisia's Press Adapts To New Freedoms

Along the main boulevard in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, stores are open and people drink coffee at sidewalk cafes. Just a few weeks ago this street was a war zone, with tear gas, stones and bullets whirring through the air.

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