About 50 students marched across the university carrying handmade signs to protest what they say is the school's complacency regarding the banned Epsilon Iota fraternity.
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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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In Wake Of Easter Monday Shooting, National Zoo Rethinking Security

The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination.
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Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.

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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Nonprofit

The Maryland faces a year to 18 months' jail time for siphoning off more than $144,000 from the education organization.
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Severance Appeals Extradition, Will Remain In West Virginia

A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria over the last decade has appealed a judge's order that he be extradited to Virginia.
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Contractor Nears Completion On Silver Line, Handoff To Metro Soon

A series of snags delayed the planned January opening of the Silver Line, but as contractors come closer to completing their testing, an open in spring is looking more likely.

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Gansler Backs High-Speed Rail From D.C. To Baltimore

State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland’s government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington.
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Slain Hagerstown Sailor To Be Honored For Heroism

The 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed in March aboard a Navy destroyer will be posthumously awarded a medal on Thursday.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Contaminants

At issue is whether it's constitutional for a state to give people a 10-year window to file lawsuits after a company has stopped polluting.
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Congress To Hold Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on a bill decriminalizing marijuana in D.C., raising fears that Republicans could attempt to overturn the measure.
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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal

In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens compares making pot illegal to the attempt to prohibit alcohol. Like alcohol, he said, there will soon be a consensus that it is not worth the cost.
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Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using nonunion Staples employees.
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With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.
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What Do Net Neutrality Rules Mean For Web Users?

Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, coined the phrase "net neutrality." He discusses how the Federal Communications Commission's proposed changes could affect the average consumer.
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Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.
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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.
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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.
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CIA Acts In Syria, Slipping Weapons To Rebels In Secret

As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.