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Middle Schoolers To Play Lead Role In Manassas Anniversary

In Virginia, Manassas National Battlefield Park -- the site of the very first battle of the Civil War -- is preparing to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that battle in July.

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Arlington Receives Pentagon Stone Recovered On 9/11

In Virginia, the Arlington County Fire Department is receiving an 800-pound stone that was recovered from the Pentagon on 9/11.

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Former Executive Jack Johnson Maintains His Innocence

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson is facing charges that include eight counts of extortion, bribery and conspiracy. However, Johnson says the corruption charges are untrue.

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'Moving The Chains': The History Of The ACC's First African-American Player

A new play coming to the Lincoln Theatre next week tells the story of the first African-American football player at the University of Maryland -- and in the entire Atlantic Coast Conference. Darryl Hill speaks with WAMU's Rebecca Sheir about his historic career.

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Small Fish In A Big Sightseeing Pond

Within the District of Columbia, there are upwards of 325 outdoor public sculptures, but somehow visitors end up choosing the same ones: the White House, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. But if you look closely, right near each of the major monuments, there's at least one most people miss.

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Va. Historical Society Creates Slave Name Database

Descendants of slaves in Virginia will soon have a new way to find information about their forbears.

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Va. Grants $300,000 For Civil War Tree-Planting Project

Virginia is announcing support for an unprecedented tree-planting project to commemorate the lives of soldiers killed during the Civil War.

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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.

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