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Monday, May 30, 2011

Consider This: Rethinking Whether Poker Is A Game Of Chance

While some consider poker to be based on luck, a new study breaks down the results from the 2010 World Series of Poker to show that highly skilled players had a clear advantage.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

A double dose of Hitchcock and Williams, plus scenes from life in the District.

What Is BRAC? Your Questions Answered

A quick guide to the basics of BRAC's local impacts. WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show will be exploring its various effects on the D.C. region throughout the month of June, and WAMU 88.5 News has compiled its coverage from the past year.

Adopt A Trail In Maryland For National Trails Day

National Trails Day is next weekend and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at state parks across Maryland.

Virginia's Libraries Seek To Preserve WWII Memories

The ]Library of Virginia](http://www.lva.virginia.gov/) wants World War II veterans and their families to share diaries, correspondence, and other materials.

After Dancing Arrests, Park Police Launch Inquiry

After the arrests of several protesters for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial Saturday was caught on video, the U.S. Park Police has launched an inquiry into the conduct of the arresting officers, according to an NBC4 report.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Concert: 'What America Needs To See'

Thousands are expected on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday night for the annual Memorial Day Concert. WAMU's Armando Trull visited the dress rehearsal for a sneak preview.

Search For Missing Boater Continues In The Chesapeake

Authorities in Maryland are continuing to search the Chesapeake Bay for a missing boater.

Va. DMV Halts Overhaul Of Customer-Service Systems

Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles has temporarily stopped work on an overhaul of its customer-service computer systems as it exits a deal with a contractor on the project.

Sarah Palin Joins Rolling Thunder Crowd

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rode a motorcycle into the Pentagon parking Sunday to meet the Rolling Thunder parade participants, the Associated Press reports.

Efforts Underway To Repeal Md. Version Of DREAM Act

In Maryland, a local organization is pushing to repeal a recently enacted law, which grants in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students.

Metro Employee Honored For Preventing Suicides

Metro is honoring one of its station managers for having saved two lives in the past year.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

D.C. Pools Open ... Without Mayoral Cannonball

Mayor Vincent Gray opened the District's 17 public pools Friday with a ceremony at Barry Park in Southeast D.C.

Saturday Road Closures In Logan Circle For Parade

Portions of roads around Logan Circle will be closed this afternoon for a Memorial Day parade sponsored by the United House of Prayer for All People church.

Arlington Cemetery Plans Weekend Events For Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery expects to welcome thousands of visitors over Memorial Day Weekend, and a number of events are planned at the nation's most hallowed ground.