The ratification is the official end of a contentious five-month lockout and two months of canceled games. NBA Commissioner David Stern said Thursday night that the new 10-year contract will move the league toward a "better business model."
D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.
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