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Challenges Facing Local Military Families and Veterans

With the Pentagon in Northern Virginia and military bases in D.C. and Maryland as well, the military has a strong presence in our region. But life isn't always easy for military families and veterans here. It can be hard for both veterans and spouses of active service members to find jobs. Struggles with PTSD and physical injuries tax families and caregivers. And going to college as an older student after four or eight years of service is a big adjustment. We'll explore the challenges facing military families and veterans in our area.

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Listen: News Conference On The Washington Navy Yard Incident

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, the commander of Navy Installations Command; and D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier take questions.

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After Massive Response At Navy Yard, Police Say No Evidence Of A Shooter Found

Authorities received an alert about a potential shooter, which triggered a large response in keeping with protocols established after the 2013 massacre at the facility, officials said.

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No Evidence Of Shooting At Navy Yard, Officials Say

The facility in Southeast D.C. was locked down Thursday morning after reports of shots fired, but officials later said there was no evidence of a shooting, no one had been arrested, and no weapons had been found.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart head to Vienna for nuclear talks. The White House announces changes to U.S. hostage policy. And Greek debt negotiations falter. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Confederate Flag: History And Modern-Day Connotations

A growing number of state and business leaders are pushing to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces and stores. A look at the history of the flag and its modern day connotations.

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Meet The Man Tasked With Building An Ebola Hospital In Liberia

Rear Adm. Scott Giberson was the U.S. government official tasked with building a facility to treat healthcare workers infected with Ebola in Liberia.
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Potomac Yard, DOD Facility Divide Mayoral Candidates At Alexandria Debate

Mayor Bill Euille faces challenges from former Mayor Kerry Donley and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. A new Metro station and a Department of Defense facility on the West End were points of contention at a debate Tuesday night.

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Warren Weinstein's Death Has Local Lawmakers Debating Drone Policies

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are mourning the loss of Maryland native Warren Weinstein, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The killing has lawmakers debating drone policies once again.
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For Veterans' Care Centers, McAuliffe And Lawmakers Agree On State Funding

Recently passed Virginia legislation says the state can only fund new veterans care centers if federal grants come through. The governor wants to amend that bill, and the

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