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Troops Face Unique Challenges Going Back to Work

When soldiers return home after serving our country, many of them face great challenges going back to work. For some veterans, walking into a new workplace after serving in a war can be like a trek through the minefield.

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Osama Bin Laden's Death Brings Concerns Over Security

WMATA has beefed up security at Metro stations Monday in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. Passengers will likely notice more uniformed, armed officers throughout the system, according to Metro officials.

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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Officials Say

Osama bin Laden, who created the al-Qaeda terrorist network that killed 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, is dead, President Obama announced late Sunday night.

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Virginia Library Acquires Letter Written By Robert E. Lee

In Virginia, the Special Collections Department of the Alexandria Library has a new document from a very old source: a handwritten letter from Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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$150 Million For U.S. 1 Too Late To Help With Fall BRAC Traffic

Leaders in Northern Virginia are congratulating their congressmen for securing $150 million to help with the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process. But a meeting Wednesday underscored how much work is left to be done.

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Power Breakfast: A Bill To Protect Military Paychecks During Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

As bills go, this one’s got "slam-dunk" written all over it. With exactly one week remaining on the clock for budget negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Republicans Jack Kingston of Georgia and Louie Gohmert of Texas laid it out.

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Virginia Governor Signs Veteran-Friendly Bills

Virginia's governor, Bob McDonnell, has signed into law 25 bills aimed at assisting active-duty members of the military, veterans and their families. And a second goal of the new laws is to help make Virginia the most veteran-friendly state.

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Power Breakfast: Diverse Views On U.S. Military Action In Libya

From Capitol News Connection:

Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are both Republicans; they have similar voting records. But they don't exactly see eye-to-eye on how to assess the President's approach so far in Libya.

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Virginia Guard Members Deploy To Afghanistan

More than 40 soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard are headed to Afghanistan.

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