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Va. Republicans Confident They Can Take Majority

Virginia Republicans believe the dynamics of state politics are about to change dramatically for the first time since 2007. They're confident they will be able to retake the state Senate and control both chambers.

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Shutdown Of Alexandria Coal Plant Could Have Impact On Waterfront Planning

Environmentalists are hailing an agreement struck between the city of Alexandria and GenOn Energy to permanently close a coal-fired power plant on the Potomac waterfront in Virginia. But that could add a new element to the city's waterfront planning process.

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Nonprofit Accused Of Using City HIV/AIDS Funds To Benefit Strip Club

A nonprofit organization in D.C. is being accused of using money from a city HIV/AIDS program to renovate a warehouse that's now being used as a strip club.

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The Hill's Alex Bolton: Cantor Draws Line On Disaster Funding

It's still summer break for most in Congress, but as Russell Berman, staff writer for The Hill newspaper, reports, the White House is already sparring with Eric Cantor over federal funding for the Hurricane Irene response.

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D.C. Council Report On Hiring: 'Clear Evidence' of Nepotism and Cronyism

A D.C. Council report into the hiring scandals of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's administration finds clear evidence that top staffers engaged in cronyism and nepotism and likely broke the law.

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Congress Ready To Back Down U.S. Involvement In Libya

With the recent gains made by Libyan rebels, lawmakers in the region say the international mission has been justified, but it’s now time to draw down U.S. military involvement in the country.

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Libyan Ambassador To Ask Treasury Department Unfreeze Gadhafi's Assets

It's a busy day in Washington for the Libyan ambassador as rebel forces in Tripoli close in on long-time dictator Moamar Gadhafi.

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U.S. Government Watching Libya, Cautious About Interfering Too Much

As lawmakers in the region closely watch the situation in Libya unfold, they're examining ways to increase assistance to the transitional government without coming across as overbearing westerners.

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