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Irvin Nathan Confirmed As D.C. Attorney General

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's pick for the city's attorney general has been confirmed by the D.C. Council. Council members voted unanimously to confirm Irvin Nathan to the post.

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Va. Governor Cuts PBS Funding

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell got the last word in his quest to cut funding for public radio and television, vetoing just the one item funding PBS in the voluminous state budget -- and signing everything else.

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Protesters Oppose Bill Banning Abortion Funding

UPDATE: Eight arrested in protest over abortion funding, including D.C. Council member Mary Cheh. Activists are gathering on Capitol Hill to protest a House resolution that would ban the District from spending local dollars on abortions.

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Council Member Cheh Arrested At Abortion Funding Protest

In the District, a group of local abortion rights activists are protesting on Capitol Hill and Council member Mary Cheh is among those who've been arrested.

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Northern Va. Muslim Immigrants Differ On Impact Of Bin Laden Death

Muslims in Northern Virginia are expressing a wide range of reactions to news of Osama bin Laden's death in a raid by U.S. forces Sunday.

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Pressure Mounts On O'Malley To Veto Waste-To-Energy Bill

In Maryland, a growing coalition is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that enhances incentives for facilities that create energy by incinerating trash.

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Commercial Property Tax Hike Rejected By Alexandria City Council

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council have rejected a proposal that would have singled out commercial properties for a higher tax rate to help pay for transportation projects. Instead, council members decided to raise taxes on everybody.

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Bag Tax Passes In Montgomery County

Montgomery County, Md., has followed the lead of the District and will impose a tax on disposable shopping bags.

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