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King Assassination Marked With Workers' Rally In D.C.

Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Local union members and representatives of the NAACP used the occasion to rally support for workers around the region.

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Virginia Honors Women With A Monument

It won't be long before Virginia women are officially recognized on the grounds of the State Capitol for their contributions to the Commonwealth and the nation.

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Local Playwright Digs Up Morbid History With Humor

A new play by a local playwright shines the spotlight on a notorious figure from D.C.'s past: a 19th-century grave-robber who stole headlines, and for one unforgettable night, stole the show.

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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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