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The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.
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Despite Decriminalization, D.C. Colleges Maintain Strict Policies On Marijuana

Despite a law decriminalizing marijuana possession in D.C., the thousands of college students in the city won't be catching a break if they're caught with pot.
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Six Arrested Under Suspicion Of Killing Homeless Man

A 17-year-old girl and five men between the ages of 18 to 23 are all charged with first degree murder.
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D.C. Has Worst Rate Of Late Mail Delivery In U.S.

An inspector general's report found that mail in D.C. was delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time.

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Petworth Community Garden Could Fall Victim To D.C. School Parking Lot

A D.C. plan to pave over a community garden to put up a parking lot for a public school has urban farmers in the Petworth neighborhood fired up.
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Women Charged With Funneling Money To Extremist Group

The two women, one from Virginia and the other from Washington state, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.
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D.C. Residents To Complain To Md. Congressman About Potholes, Schools

Rep. Andy Harris, the Maryland congressman behind the effort to block D.C.’s new marijuana decriminalization law, may soon be hearing from city residents about more than just pot.

Local Foster Families Shelter Central American Refugee Children

Authorities are struggling to deal with the influx of nearly 60,000 Central American children that have crossed into the United States to be reunited with loved ones in this country, but what happens to the many children with no relatives here?

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D.C. Council Weighs Resident Concerns About Soccer Stadium Land Swap

A key part of the proposed D.C. United stadium deal involves handing off the Reeves Center — a valuable piece of real estate in northwest that some in the District say could fetch a higher price on the open market.

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Study: 15 Percent Of Virginia Kids Live In Poverty

Virginia was ranked in the top fifth of states in measures of childhood well-being, but statistics on the economic security of families showed a decline.

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Former Redskins Player Fred Davis Sought On Domestic Violence-Related Charge

The athlete has been charged with assault in connection to a domestic violence incident in D.C.
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Second Person Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun Into Capitol Office Building

For the second time in a week, a person was arrested for trying to bring a gun into a congressional office building.
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Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets

Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.
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Congress Unlikely To Approve Plan On Immigrant Children Until After Recess

The political response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country is largely split along partisan lines, and legislation is not forthcoming.

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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
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Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter

The government abandoned a move to daylight saving time, which allows more light in the evenings but led to dim light and traffic accidents at the start of the day. Russia is also adding time zones.
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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
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Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."