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Arlington Cemetery Plans Weekend Events For Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery expects to welcome thousands of visitors over Memorial Day Weekend, and a number of events are planned at the nation's most hallowed ground.

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WaPo's Bob McCartney: Va. To Get A Break On BRAC

WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey interviews Washington Post Metro columnist Robert McCartney on the BRAC moves expected to affect military installations in the region and the plans to redistrict D.C.

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Park Service Rededicates Civil War Cemetery In DC

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, the National Park Service is rededicating a cemetery that holds the graves of 41 Union soldiers who died defending Washington during the Civil War.

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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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