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Families Seeking Privacy Visit Arlington Cemetery Before Crowds

In Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery is getting ready for the annual flood of Memorial Day visitors. But Friday you were liable to find a few people hoping to avoid those crowds.

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U.S. House Bill Could Lead To Mark Center Delay

Critics of the Defense Department's new Mark Center building are a step closer to getting a delay in the arrival of thousands of federal workers to the new complex in Alexandria.

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World War II Book Paints Portrait Of Courage Under Fire

A new book called "War Shots," by former Richmond Times Dispatch reporter Chip Jones, traces the stories behind some of the most iconic World War II footage from the Pacific Theater. The footage was shot by former Marine Major Norm Hatch.

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One Man Marches Through Civil War History

Historical sites in Northern Virginia and Maryland are expecting lots of visitors and Civil War simulations this summer, which marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. But one historical reenactment is happening right now, and it involves one man and a long journey.

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Blue Angels Cancel Naval Academy Displays

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's famous aerobatic flying team, have announced they are canceling two scheduled air displays this week at the U.S. Naval Academy. Thousands of visiting family members and the graduates themselves are disappointed by the last-minute cancellations.

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BRAC Delay Out Of Local Va. Officials' Hands

The fight to delay the September arrival of more than 6,000 federal workers at the Department of Defense's new Mark Center complex off Interstate 395 in Alexandria continues, but lawmakers are finding that there's little then can do to stop the move.

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Naval Academy Freshmen Cap Greased Monument

At the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, plebes (freshmen) participated in the school’s traditional rite of passage: capping a 21-foot-tall statue with a midshipman’s cap. There were some injuries in the process.

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